MCTC Choirs present A Spring Choral Concert

Minneapolis Community and Technical College will present a Spring Choral Concert featuring the MCTC Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble Friday April 27th at 7:30 pm in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater, 1424 Yale Place, on the MCTC campus in downtown Minneapolis.

The concert, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter will feature the choirs’ characteristic blend of European art music with folk and traditional music from across the globe.  Pieces include compositions and arrangements by Eric Whitacre, Jocelyn Hagen and Antonio Carlos Jobim.  Joining the choirs will be guest artists percussionist Joel Arpin and flutist Julie Johnson.

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 MCTC students in need.

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King Iden Woods Jazz Trio to Perform at MCTC April 18

What: King Iden Woods Jazz Trio
Where: Helland Multi-Purpose Room (H 1002) on the MCTC Campus.
When: Wednesday April 18th, 2018 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

The MCTC School of Design and the Arts and the MCTC Music Department welcome the King Iden Woods Jazz Trio to MCTC.

The King Iden Woods Jazz Trio consists of saxophonist Jeff King, bassist John Iden, and drummer Eron Woods.

In addition to leading King Fletcher Woods, Jeff King plays with the Kurt Jorgensen Band (Americana blues/rock) and Metro Jam. He’s also been featured in the Minnesota Dance Theater production of Rumblings and has been heard with The Buzz, Casablanca Orchestra, R-Factor, and Straighten Up and Fly Right (Maurice Jacox). Jeff teaches at Cadenza Music and Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and has released the jazz CD, As the Sun.

John Iden began his career in Florida, playing with Jay Whitney in a variety of R&B and blues bands, and recording original music. He has shared the stage with Katie Webster and James Cotton. Since moving to Minnesota in the early ’90s, John has worked steadily with Willie Murphy, Joe Juliano, Tom Hunter, Paul Mayasich, Jim Ouska and Scottie Miller. John currently plays in RAMM and BLU-7.

Drummer Eron Woods started his career with a traveling circus! A graduate of the University of Miami, he has performed with Clint Holmes, Carol Lawrence, Jukes of Hazzard, The Spinners, the Drifters, the Coasters, David Roos, Headspace, Haas/Susag/Woods Trio, Overtones Trio, and more. Eron teaches at Cadenza Music and the MacPhail Center for Music.

This event is presented as part of the MCTC Fine Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.

Click here for a flier to post.

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Minnesota Chorale Presents Faure Requiem Sing-along this coming Sunday Jan 28 at 4:00 pm

Dear Choir Members,

Our first choir event of the Spring Semester will be participating in a Sing-along with the Minnesota Chorale of the beautiful Fauré Requiem. This work is performed and beloved by choirs all over the world.

We will have no time to prepare this piece before joining in the sing-along, but do not worry – while the work has some challenges, you will be surrounded by experienced singers, and are free to sing or just listen. Bask in the sounds of the singers surrounding you while spending time in the fabulous acoustics of Hamline United Methodist Church.

Even better, you get to see your conductor in her Minnesota Chorale glitz.

I know that you have questions and hopefully I have the answers:

When is it? January 28th from 4:00 – 6:30.

Where is it? Hamline Church, 1514 Englewood Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104. I will talk to you all tomorrow about the possibility of some car pooling, but know it is your responsibility to get there – this is not optional, but required participation for all choir members – whether registered for credit or not.

How do I get music? Some loaner scores will be available to borrow at the event. If you have your own score, please bring it.

Can I bring friends and family? Please do. And feel free to share on FB, Twitter, etc.

Here is a link to the information posted by the Minnesota Chorale: https://www.mnchorale.org

Fauré Requiem Sing Along
with the Minnesota Chorale, guest organist Melanie Ohnstad,
Kathy Saltzman Romey, conductor

Hamline Church United Methodist, St. Paul
Free Will Offering
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
4:00 pm

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Winter Blues? How about a little singing to cure them?

Join MCTC music faculty members Liz Pauly and Sarah Greer along with the MCTC 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: 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Location: T Building Plaza
Date: January 30, 2018 – Student Success Day

This event is presented as part of Student Success Day on the MCTC campus and co-sponsored by the MCTC School of Design and the Arts, the MCTC Music Department and the MCTC Choirs.

For a flyer to share, click here.

Here is a clip from one of our sessions a few years back:

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MCTC Welcomes the Riverland Community College Choir for Winter Concert

Minneapolis Community and Technical College will present an Early Winter Choir Concert featuring the MCTC Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble, Friday December 8th at 7:30 pm in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater, 1424 Yale Place, on the MCTC campus in downtown Minneapolis.

The concert, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter, will feature the choirs’ characteristic blend of Western art music with folk and traditional music from across the globe.  Pieces include compositions by Stephen Paulus, Abbie Betinis and Eric William Barnum.  Joining the choirs will be guest artist percussionist Paul Raukar.

The choirs are excited to welcome The Riverland Community College Choir to this concert. The Riverland Choir, from Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota is led by Scott Blankenbaker, and accompanied by Dori Schou.

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 MCTC students in need.

Click here for a poster for the event.

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MCTC Music Faculty Recital September 20

The Music Department at MCTC will present a short lunch time concert on September 20th at 12:00 noon in the Helland Student Center Multi-Purpose Room (H 1002) on the MCTC campus. The event is free and open to the public. 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 will create an eclectic and engaging event. Hope to see you there!

Printable poster here: faculty recital fall 17

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Singing for Stress Relief September 13

Join MCTC music faculty members Liz Pauly and Sarah Greer along with the MCTC 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.

For a pdf flier to share, click here.

Singing for Stress Relief
Student Success Day
Date: September 13th, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Location: MCTC Campus, Helland Center, H 1002 

This event is presented as part of Student Success Day on the MCTC campus.
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Choirs host Fall Retreat

MCTC Choirs Annual Retreat

When: Saturday September 9 from 12-4:30
Where: On the MCTC Campus, L3100, L3400, F2700

Lunch will be provided.
Dress in comfortable clothing so that you can move

Schedule of Events

12:00-1:00 – Lunch and Choir Business Meeting – L3100

1:00-1:40 Getting to know you activities – L3100 and/or L3400

1:40-2:20 Skill Session: TBA – (Liz) L3100

2:20-2:30 Break and travel (walking) time to TBA

2:30-3:00 – TBA

3:00-4:30 – Music Rehearsal (Liz), F2700

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

Stress relief posterJoin MCTC music faculty members Liz Pauly and Sarah Greer along with the MCTC 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: January 31, 2017 – Student Success Day

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

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MCTC Music Department Hosts Music Student Gathering

End of Semester eventThe MCTC Music department cordially invites all students interested in music, including all students currently enrolled in music courses, lessons and ensembles to an end of semester gathering. Come meet and mingle with students and faculty who share your love of music.

Details
Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Helland Center Multi-Purpose Room (H 1002)
Light refreshments will be served.

 

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