Twin Cities Live Music
The Minnetonka Choral Society, founded in 1969, is dedicated to enriching the lives of our members and the community through great choral music performance. We love to sing! And we love nothing more than singing to a full audience.
Our Music Director Jere Lantz selects our music especially for us. The music ranges from old masters such as Gabrieli, Mozart and Haydn Masses and Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem to more contemporary compositions such as Vaughan Williams' Hodie and Copland's In The Beginning, to works by modern composers or arrangers such as John Rutter, Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus and Jeffrey Van.
The Minnetonka Choral Society, MCS, is a volunteer concert choir that performs two concerts per year. Our choir is 80 members strong. When we sing, it can be joyously loud accompanied by a full orchestra, or deliciously soft with harp or a cappella. If you enjoy live music, and live in the Twin Cities area, we would welcome your presence at one of our Twin Cities live choir concerts.
Looking toward the final season of the beloved series, we’ll sing the music that the Crawleys and their friends heard and sang at their holiday celebrations. From 1912, the year D. A. opened, we’ll present Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. From 1922, near the series’ end, we’ll hear Martin Shaw’s Fanfare for Christmas Day Peter Warlock’s Adam Lay Y-Bounden. Favorite carols of the day—Lo, How a Rose, Once in Royal David’s City, Good King Wenceslas—complement the very British versions of carols originally American—Away in a Manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.
And we’ll all raise our voices and sing along, as the Crawley clan, their guests and servants do each holiday season. The new year will bring the final season of Downton Abbey, but these carols will remain in our hearts.
Summer Auditions: July 23rd, beginning at 5pm.
Fall Dates: First Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 15th; Second Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 22nd.
Stay tuned for updates on a December "mini concert" at a venue in the Twin Cities.
MCS rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and are held in Hopkins. Maestro Jere Lantz is planning a concert season of rewarding choral music, including a spring performance with orchestra. Please visit the About Us page, then take a peek at the Join Us page for more information. You can also get in contact with our membership coordinator.
Minnetonka Choral Society
If you would like to join us, support our non-profit organization or buy concert tickets, please call 952-476-1922 or contact MCS. We look forward to sharing beautiful music with you!
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