Saint Peter Choral Society
Saint Peter, Minnesota

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St. Peter, Minnesota

2016 Season

Johann Sebastian Bach's


Mass in B Minor



Sunday, March 6, 2016


Christ Chapel


Gustavus Adolphus College


in St. Peter MN



Sunday, March 13, 2016


All Saints Catholic Church


in Madison Lake MN





2015 Season

In Memoriam Diane Loomer

accompanied by piano


February 8, 2015

Björling Recital Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College / Saint Peter

February 15, 2015

First Lutheran Church / White Bear Lake


The St. Peter Choral Society was chosen to perform this concert

at the Northern Voice Festival in St. Paul MN, April 2015,

as one of nine "highlighter" choirs

The Saint Peter Choral Society will present a concert entitled "IN MEMORIAM DIANE LOOMER" to shine a light upon the life and legacy of Diane Loomer. Originally from Minnesota and a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Ms. Loomer moved to Canada where she made a brilliant career as conductor, composer and music publisher before her untimely death in 2012.   The audience will experience a variety of her sacred and secular music, some of which has never been performed live in our area. Other pieces have been included from her memorial program in Vancouver in January 2013, as well as pieces chosen as a memorial to her life and career.


Program:
Stanford: Te Deum Laudamus (in B Flat)
Vaughan Williams: To the Unknown Region
Brahms: How Lovely Is thy Dwelling-Place
Cohen: Hallelujah
Loomer: Soon Ah Will Be Done
MacGillivray: Song for the Mira
MacGillivray arr. Loomer: Away From the Roll of the Sea
Lang: The Kontakian
Dubinsky: We Rise Again

2014 Season

French Masterpieces

accompanied by Chamber Orchestra


February 9, 2014

Union Presbyterian Church / Saint Peter MN

March 16, 2014

Sacred Heart Church / Waseca MN


Program:
Charles Gounod:  Ave Maria
Charles Gounod:  Stabat Mater


Gabriel Faure:  Requiem

Introit and Kyrie

Offertory (baritone solo)

Sanctus

Pie Jesu (soprano solo)

Agnus Dei

Offertory (baritone solo)

In Paradisum

Cover illustration: 

L'eglise de la Madeleine, site of the first performance of the Faure Requiem in 1888.

Cover illustration:

Hudwig Richter from Hausmusik by Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl, 1855.

2013 Season

Schumann, Brahms and Mechem

accompanied by Chamber Orchestra


February 10, 2013

Bjorling Recital Hall / Gustavus Adolphus College / Saint Peter MN

February 17, 2013

Hilltop Hall / Arts & Heritage Building / Montgomery MN


Program:
Robert Schumann:  Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life), Opus 29, No. 8

Johannes Brahms:  Ziguenerlieder (Gypsy Songs), Opus 103

and

Kirke Mechem:  Singing is So Good a Thing, Opus 36

(Michael Jorgensen, Orator and Naomi Karstad, Soprano)

2012 Season

The Passion of Our Lord

According to St. John

by Johann Sebastian Bach

accompanied by Chamber Orchestra


March 18, 2012

Church of St. Peter / St. Peter MN

March 25, 2012

All Saints Catholic Church / Madison Lake MN


With Soloists:

Michael Jorgensen as Jesus

Roy Heilman as St. John the Evangelist

James Bohn as Pilate

Meghan Roby, soprano

Emily Lodine, contralto


With:

Michael Pettman as the Officer

Steve Hogberg as the Servant

Gabriel Hanson and Ron Rietz as Peter

Devon Marschall and Diane Harms as the Maid

Cover illustration:

Matthias Grunewald, Crucifixion, circa 1512. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Cover art:  Vincent van Gogh, The Sower, circa 1888

Collection:  State Museum Koller-Muller, Otterlo, The Netherlands

2011 Season

The Seasons

by Franz Joseph Haydn

accompanied by Orchestra


February 5, 2011

Nicollet High School Auditorium / Nicollet MN

February 6, 2011

Bjorling Recital Hall / Gustavus Adolphus College / St. Peter MN


With Soloists:

Timothy O'Brien (baritone) as Simon, a farmer

Naomi Karstad (soprano) as Hanne, his daughter

Roy Heilman (tenor) as Lukas, a countryman

Chorus of country people and hunters


2010 Season

Elijah

by Felix Mendelssohn

accompanied by David Fienen at the organ


and Dr. Chad Winterfeldt performs

Mendelssohn's Organ Sonata #6


These performances were dedicated to the members

of the choir who sang Elijah at Theresienstadt

only to perish a few days later at Aushwitz.


March 6, 2010

Our Savior's Lutheran Church / New Ulm MN

March 7, 2010

First Lutheran Church / St. Peter MN


With Soloists:

Michael Jorgensen (bass) as Elijah

Linda Zelig (soprano)

Roy Heilman (tenor)

Susan Druck (contralto)

and

Leslie Meyer (soprano)

Katha Chamberlain (mezzo-soprano)

David Lick (tenor)

James Bohn (bass)


 

Cover art:  Detail from Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane by Heinrich Hofman

2008 Season

St. Matthew Passion

by Johann Sebastian Bach

accompanied by Orchestra

with Opus One Children's Choir


March 16, 2008

Christ Chapel / Gustavus Adolphus College / St. Peter MN


With Soloists:

Roy Heilman (tenor) as Evangelist 

Timothy O'Brien (bass) as Jesus


Reflective Arias Sung By:

Linda Zelig (soprano)

Mary Solberg (contralto)

Ryan Perry (tenor)

James Bohn (bass)


also with:

David Langer as Judas

Michael Langer as Peter

Calvin Hanson as High Priest

John Chamberlain as Pilate

Addie Jones Hulseberg as 1st maid

Sue Serbus as 2nd maid

Kristin Schultz as Pilate's Wife


2003 Season


Sacred Music

of

John Biggs 

and

Johann Sebastian Bach

accompanied by Orchestra


March 16, 2008

Christ Chapel / Gustavus Adolphus College / St. Peter MN

Program:

John Biggs

Mass for Our Time

conducted by the composer


Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No. 140 "Sleepers Wake"

conducted by Annette Meeks


With Soloists:

Linda Zelig (soprano)

Michael Jorgensen (baritone)

David Haglin (tenor)



On the cover:  Right Side of Chair Pair, 1991 by Carol Rosenak