Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Choir Members – This is a wonderful singing opportunity – check it out!

1990 ~ Twenty-Second Annual Minnesota State ~ 2011
Sacred Harp Singing Convention
SATURDAY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 25, 2011
Town Hall, The Landing, Shakopee
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days
~ ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT ~ ~ NO PREVIOUS SINGING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY ~

~ TUNEBOOKS will be available on loan, or you may purchase a book for $20.00 ~

~ POTLUCK DINNER ON THE GROUNDS provided by local host singers both days ~ ~ CHILD CARE will be available ~

THE SACRED HARP continues a 200 year old American tradition

of singing non-denominational hymns and songs written with shaped note heads. Singers sit in a hollow square facing the center and sing four parts, a cappella, with uninhibited vigor.

~ THE LANDING-MINNESOTA RIVER HERITAGE PARK (formerly Murphy’s Landing)
is located at 2187 Highway 101, one mile east of Shakopee; enter at the far west gate, not the main gate.
~ MORE INFORMATION is available at http://freude.com/mnfasola/
~ JOIN US FOR OUR REGULAR SINGINGS ~

2nd Sundays: St. Sahag Armenian Church, 203 N. Howell St., Saint Paul, 5-7 p.m.

4th Sundays: University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays: University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Minnesota Chorale to appear at Galleria’s “Fashion’s Night Out”

The Minnesota Chorale will make an appearance at the Galleria in Edina’s “Fashion’s Night Out” this coming Thursday, Sept 8. The event will feature a variety of fun things to do, including food sampling from participating restaurants, live models, trunk shows and more. Your conductor will be part of this event, which I can promise will be both intriguing and entertaining. I can’t say more right now – it is “hush hush”, but for more info about the event, check out this link: http://www.galleriaedina.com/eat/fashions-night-out-2011/.

MCTC Music Department presents 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 29 at 7:30 pm in the Whitney Fine Arts Theater, 1424 Yale Place, on the MCTC campus in downtown Minneapolis. The concert, directed by Liz Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter will include compositions and arrangements by Ernani Aguiar, Jan Sandstrom and Charlie Parker among others.  Songs will be sung from all over the world, in languages ranging from Japanese to French.  Special Guest – percussionist Tom Reimer of Zoo Animal. 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 donation that you may deposit in the marked bins outside the theater.  Food donations will go to the Hennepin County Emergency Food Network. 

Top Ten Sing-A-Long Songs (But LOUDLY) During the Helland Center Construction

This list comes courtesy of Craig Hergert. Since we are all suffering through the Helland Center construction, I say, let’s at least get some fun out of this.

Here is Craig’s original top 10


10. I Feel the Earth Move (Under My Feet)
9.  Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
8. You Make Me Wanna Shout
7. Do You Hear What I Hear?
6. All I Need is the Air that I Breathe
5. Shake, Shake, Shake
4. Knock Three Thousand Times (On the Building if You Want Me)
3. The Sounds of Silence (one for you irony fans)
2. Maxwell’s Silver (Jack)Hammer
1. We Gotta Get Out of This Place



I am adding “Shake, Rattle and Roll”
from other choir members: 
“Light” and “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
“Come on, Feel the Noise”


If you have more to add, put them in the comment section!

MCTC Presents an Early Winter Concert

Minneapolis Community and Technical College will present an Early Winter Choir Concert featuring the MCTC Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble Friday December 10 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 include compositions and arrangements by Ruth Morris Gray, Michael Praetorious and Alan Naplan among others. The choirs will be joined by guest artist percussionist Thomas Reimer. Songs will be sung from all over the world, in languages ranging from Hebrew to Spanish. 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 donation that you may deposit in the marked bins outside the theater. Food donations will go to the Hennepin County Emergency Food Network.