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Basilica3.29.14MCSaint Paul Vocal Forum Presented Chant Sacré: Sacred Song on April 5 and 6

SPVF had the pleasure of sharing a profound Lenten music experience with audiences at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Chant Sacré:  Sacred Song highlighted the works of 20th century French composers, including Francis Poulenc, Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messaien, Darius Milhaud and Gabriel Fauré. Interwoven among these masterworks were the prayerful chants of Jacques Berthier, who wrote the music for the monastic community at Taizé, France.

Special thanks to Rachel Brandwein for her lovely performances on harp for this concert!

Saint Paul Vocal Forum also provided music for the Missa Choralis at St. Mary’s Basilica in Minneapolis on March 29, 2014 (pictured above).

SPVF completes two amazing concerts!

"Finely Woven" Postcard

On November 23 and 24, 2013, SPVF performed its “Finely Woven” concerts to enthusiastic audiences. The program included music from Greg Jasperse, Abbie Betinis, David Evan Thomas, René Clausen, John Rutter, J. David Moore, Craig Hella Johnson, Elizabeth Alexander, Ruth Watson Henderson, Ysaye Barnwell, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Michael Dennis Browne read texts from the music as well as poems by himself, E. E. Cummings, Czesław Miłosz, Wendell Berry, and Rumi. We also had the pleasure of witnessing the artistry of Nadine Sanders, through her display of beautiful weavings.

SPVF on MPR!

On Thursday, April 25, Saint Paul Vocal Forum performed selections from their spring concert in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio for Minnesota Public Radio. The recording was broadcast Friday, April 26, on MPR’s classical station, 99.5 FM. If you missed it, you can listen here!

Thanks to our audiences for Earth Adorned – A Choral Bouquet!

Saint Paul Vocal Forum performed two concerts on April 27 and 28, including flower-themed music by Shirley Whitecotton, Morten Lauridsen, Benjamin Britten. More details about the program can be found here.

SPVF sings “Earth Adorned: A Choral Bouquet” – April, 2013