Join Magnum Chorum and special guests Anton Armstrong and the St. Olaf Choir in an inspired spring serenade! Magnum Chorum illuminates spring in Hailstork’s Nocturne, Christiansen’s Exaltation, and Ešenvalds’ Evening as it paints glorious bird song in a glowing red sky. Rosephanye Powell’s The Word Was God celebrates creation as Shavon Lloyd’s Alleluia exclaims our joy. Magnum Chorum offers an evocative Ancient Prairie with violin and premieres Ešenvalds’ I Thought of You with yearning poetry by Sara Teasdale. The St. Olaf Choir presents Ave Maria by R. Nathaniel Dett, Mendelssohn’s Justice, O God, and When Thunder Comes by Mari Esabel Valverde in a tribute to civil rights heroes. Ralph Johnson’s Ocean of Peace transports us into the “great unknown” as Jane Southwick Cool’s When Memory Fades embraces the frailty of aging as past and future become one and “goodness lives unfading.” With drums and piano, you’ll experience the rousing gospel tune Let Everything That Hath Breath by Jeffery Ames. The choirs combine for Nunc Dimittis in memory of Robert Scholz and Sigrid Johnson, Salutation by Ešenvalds and joyful Praise to the Lord.
Special Guests: Anton Armstrong and the St. Olaf Choir
St. Louis Park, MN