Minneapolis College Choirs present An Early Winter Concert Dec 13

Early Winter Choir Concert graphic

Minneapolis Community and Technical College will present an Early Winter Concert, featuring the Minneapolis College Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble Friday December 13 at 7:30 pm in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater, 1424 Yale Place, on the Minneapolis College campus in downtown Minneapolis. The concert, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter will feature the choirs’ characteristic blend of art music with folk and traditional music from across the globe.  Selections include compositions and arrangements by Roger Emerson, Charles Ives and Jaime Ovalle. Joining the choirs will be guest artists flautist Julie Johnson and percussionist Joel Arpin. A reception in the Fine Arts lobby will follow immediately after the concert. Light refreshments will be served.  Children are welcome.  Admission to this concert is free, but the choirs ask that you bring a non-perishable food item which will benefit Minneapolis College students in need.

Community Sing with 29:11

The Minneapolis College Choirs, in conjunction with the Music Department and School of Design in the Arts will host a community sing featuring the South African Music Group 29:11 on Tuesday, October 29th from 6 – 7 in Helland 1002 on the Minneapolis College Campus.
This event is free and open to the public.

Minneapolis College Choir to Perform with Minnesota Chorale October 5th

The Minneapolis College Choir is excited to share that we will be performing with the Minnesota Chorale on their Bridges concert, A Million Dreams in Minneapolis.

Date: Saturday, October 5th

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis
720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415

Free Will Offering

The Minnesota Chorale’s family of choirs are launching a multi-year community engagement program in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Using singing as a catalyst for community engagement, the Chorale’s acclaimed Bridges program turns its focus to the city in which we live, and the people of the many neighborhoods that make up Minneapolis. The first installment of this multi-year initiative will feature a day of song, including afternoon performances by the Chorale’s Minneapolis Youth Chorus and Prelude Children’s Choir, and evening performances by the Chorale and the Voices of Experience senior choir, Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir, Bethlehem Baptist Church Choirs, the Minneapolis College Choir and Cape Town South African Ensemble 29:11.

We will be singing on the evening concert, beginning at 7:30, but you may also be interested in the Youth Chorus concert on the same day at 4:00 p.m. We’re particularly excited to be singing several arrangements by the late composer and conductor Sam Davis. View the video above to see singers from 29:11 teach us a song we’ll be singing at the concert.

Choir Annual Retreat

When: Saturday September 14th from 10:15 – 3:30
Where: Two Locations – Westminster Presbyterian Church and Minneapolis College Campus

First, we will meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 10:15 in Westminster Hall (you will LOVE this space) where we will rehearse with the Minnesota Chorale until 12:00 noon. Westminster has free underground parking. The address is 1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55403 

After rehearsing with the Chorale, we will walk over to campus (or drive if you parked at Westminster). It is a 10 minute walk if you use the Greenway that runs between Loring Park and Nicollet Mall. We will meet on campus in L3100 by 12:30, and eat lunch together, and do some “getting to know you” activities.

We will end our retreat with a rehearsal.

On the Minneapolis College Campus, L3100, L3400, F2700

BRING A BAG LUNCH AND SOMETHING TO DRINK
Dress in comfortable clothing so that you can move

Schedule of Events

10:15 – 12:00 – Rehearse with Minnesota Chorale at Westminster Presbyterian

12:00 – 12:30 – Travel time to get to Minneapolis College Campus – Meet in L3100

12:30  – 2:15 Lunch, Getting to Know You Activities and a stretching and breathing session –

L3100/L3400 – special thanks to Benji, Minnie and Morgan for leading activities.

2:15 – 2:30 Break Travel (walking) time to F2700

2:30 – 3:30 Choir Rehearsal (F2700)
OTHER DETAILS

  • PACK A LUNCH – PLEASE BRING LUNCH FOR YOURSELF AND SOMETHING TO DRINK. I WILL SUPPLY THE UNHEALTHY STUFF (CHIPS, COOKIES) + NAPKINS.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. 

IMPORTANT: I used to be able to send a campus map, which showed where all of the rooms are. It would be great if all of you could make an extra effort to locate the rooms ahead of time – especially L3100. It is really difficult to describe how to navigate to different rooms on campus. L3100 is on the 3rd floor of the Library building. You cannot get to L3100 from within the library itself, but you can access it from the big staircase that is in the lobby of the library building. This staircase takes you to a small lounge with vending machines – to your right you will find another staircase. Take that to the third floor, turn right at the top of the stairs, walk past the information desk (which likely won’t be staffed) and turn left again. It is the room at the end of the hall and you will probably see some of us there.

Minneapolis College Student Recital

Student Recital PosterThe Music Department at Minneapolis College presents its annual Student Recital on April 25 from 12-1 in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater on the Minneapolis College campus. This event will showcase students who have been studying applied music at Minneapolis College.

This event is co-sponsored by the Minneapolis College Music Department and the School of Design and the Arts.

Minneapolis College Music Faculty Recital

Faculty Recital PosterThe Music Department at Minneapolis College presents its annual Music Faculty Recital on April 30 at 7:30 pm in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater on the Minneapolis College campus. Members of the music faculty are experienced performers, in a variety of styles from jazz and blues to folk and classical. This melding of musical traditions creates an eclectic and engaging event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Minneapolis College Music Department and the School of Design and the Arts.

Choirs host Singing for Stress Relief

Join Minneapolis College music faculty members Liz Pauly and Sarah Greer along with the Minneapolis College Choirs in a session designed to leave you humming a new tune. By the time you leave this session you will have learned several fun songs made to be sung in community, participated in group improvisations, and learned some breathing, posture and stretching exercises to help calm and relax yourself.

This session is presented in partnership with the Minneapolis College School of Design and the Arts SODAPop Event from 4-7 on May 8th, 2019. All events will take place in the Helland Center and Whitney Fine Arts Center on the Minneapolis College Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Singing for Stress Relief
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Helland Center Multi-Purpose Room (H-1002)
Date: May 8th, 2019

Minneapolis College presents Collaborations Music Event

Collaborations Music Event PosterDate: Wednesday April 17

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30

Location: Helland Student Center Multi-Purpose Room (H1002)

With its coffee-house atmosphere, and its eclectic mix of pop, jazz, blues, folk, world and classical music, the Collaborations Music Event is a must-see. The event joins Minneapolis College music faculty and music students in a wide variety of musical offerings. MC’d by Minneapolis College Music Faculty member Joel Sundseth. Be prepared to be amazed, inspired and entertained – you never know what you will hear at the Collaborations Music Event!

This event is co-sponsored by the Minneapolis College Music Department and the School of Design and the Arts.

Winter Blues? How about a little singing to take them away?

Join Minneapolis College music faculty members Liz Pauly and Sarah Greer along with the Minneapolis College Choirs for a session designed to help chase away the winter blues. By the time you leave this session you will have learned several fun songs made to be sung in community, participated in group improvisations, and learned some breathing, posture and stretching exercises to help calm and relax your winter-weary body.

Singing for Stress Relief
Time: 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Location: F2700
Date: February 26th – Student Success Day

Minneapolis College students participate in Singing for Stress relief community sing event.

This event is presented as part of Student Success Day on the Minneapolis College campus.