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Our 2017-2018 Concert Season

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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Friday, November 2, 2012
7:30pm at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Friday, November 2, 2012
7:30pm at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
Enjoy our performance of Pucell's unique English Baroque composition based on Virgil's Aeneid.

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Schuman: Casey at the Bat
Saturday, March 16, 2013
7:30pm at Janet Wallace Center, Macalester College

Schuman: Casey at the Bat

Saturday, March 16, 2013
7:30pm at Janet Wallace Center, Macalester College
The Mudville Nine are losing by two runs with two outs in the ninth as The Mighty Casey comes to bat. Schuman's cantata is based on the Ernest Thayer's classic poem of the same name.

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Brahms: Requiem
Saturday, May 11, 2013
7:30pm at Hamline United Methodist Church

Brahms: Requiem

Saturday, May 11, 2013
7:30pm at Hamline United Methodist Church
On this Mother's Day weekend, we present an all-Brahms concert - Psaml 13, Ave Maria, and his masterpiece, Ein Deutsches Requiem.

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Summer Chorus 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Summer Chorus 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
Enjoy the annual festival & commuity engagement sponsored jointly by the University of Minnesota and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota. The 2013 concert will feature Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Poulenc's Gloria.

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Whitbourn: Annelies
Sunday, November 24, 2013
4:00pm at Colonia Church of Edina

Whitbourn: Annelies

Sunday, November 24, 2013
4:00pm at Colonia Church of Edina
Enjoy the splendor of the Colonial Church in Edina for a moving musical journey featuring the Diary of Anne Frank.

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The Music of Downton Abbey
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

The Music of Downton Abbey

Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Enjoy the Gothic splendor of St. Mark's Cathedral for a program of post-Edwardian English choral and orchestral music.

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Let My People Go
Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:30pm at Hamline United Methodist Church

Let My People Go

Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:30pm at Hamline United Methodist Church
Take a journey back in time to explore the music and history of the Underground Railroad.

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Summer Chorus 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Summer Chorus 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
Annual festival & community engagement concert sponsored jointly by the University of Minnesota and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota.

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Mendelsohn: Saint Paul
Saturday, November 15, 2014
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Mendelsohn: Saint Paul

Saturday, November 15, 2014
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
Featuring the story of the patron saint of Minnesota's capital city, Saint Paul was Mendelssohn's first oratorio.

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A Downtown Abbey Christmas
Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:30pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

A Downtown Abbey Christmas

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:30pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Enjoy the Gothic splendor of St. Mark's Cathedral for a program of post-Edwardian English Christmas choral and orchestral music.

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To Fly Unbounded
Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30pm at Augustana Lutheran Church

To Fly Unbounded

Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:30pm at Augustana Lutheran Church
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." – Plato

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Honegger: King David
Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:30pm at Roseville Lutheran Church

Honegger: King David

Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:30pm at Roseville Lutheran Church
King David is a three-part dramatic oratorio telling the biblical story of David that OSM first performed in 1982 in the original French.

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Great Opera Choruses
Saturday, August 1, 2015
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Great Opera Choruses

Saturday, August 1, 2015
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
The Summer Chorus is an annual festival chorus sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Music. Participation is open to all; no auditions required!

This year's performance features Great Opera Choruses, performed with full orchestra and soloists.

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Remembrance Day Concert
Saturday, November 21, 2015
7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall

Remembrance Day Concert

Saturday, November 21, 2015
7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall
Midwest premiere of Jeffrey Van's "Reaping the Whirlwind/The Harvest of War"
Buy tickets through an OSM Member for discounted price of $40/$30/$20.

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Voices of Light
Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00pm at Cathedral of Saint Paul

Friday, April 22, 2016
8:00pm at Basilica of Saint Mary

Voices of Light

Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00pm at Cathedral of Saint Paul

Friday, April 22, 2016
8:00pm at Basilica of Saint Mary

Twin Cities premiere of Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light," a stunning evening of music and film.

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Mendelssohn: Elijah
Saturday, August 6, 2016
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Saturday, August 6, 2016
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
After the August 26, 1846 premiere, Mendelssohn described his triumph to his brother: No work of mine ever went so admirably at its first performance, nor was received with such enthusiasm by both the musicians and the audience.

Preconcert Conversation with Peter Mercer-Taylor

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Greater Love: In Search of the Hidden Road
Friday, November 18, 2016
8:00pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Greater Love: In Search of the Hidden Road

Friday, November 18, 2016
8:00pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Featuring Benjamin Britten's Cantata Misericordium, Britten's Saint Nicolas and Howard Goodall: selections from The Beatitudes: Pro Eis Solitariis (For Those that are lonely), Pro Eis Sine Domo (For the stateless)

Roseville Area High School Bel Canto
Kellen McMillen, conductor

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Randall Thompson: Requiem
Friday, April 28, 2017
8:00pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Randall Thompson: Requiem

Friday, April 28, 2017
8:00pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
OSM presents a world premiere of Requiem: A Dramatic Dialogue in Five Parts, Randall Thompson's setting for Double Chorus and Double String Orchestra.

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Summer Chorus 2017: Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Summer Chorus 2017: Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
OSM celebrates the 150th Anniversary Year of the work Brahms labored over for 11 years, creating what is considered his Magnum Opus, a requiem which seeks to comfort the living who must deal with and accept death.

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Better is Peace - The Music of Karl Jenkins
Friday, November 10, 2017
7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall

Better is Peace - The Music of Karl Jenkins

Friday, November 10, 2017
7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall
In observance of Veterans Day 2017, OSM presents a program dedicated to the universal longing for world peace. Joining the OSM chorus and orchestra will be the Prior Lake High School Concert Choir as part of OSM's Viva Coro! youth engagement program.

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The Greatest Generation - An American Oratorio
Saturday, May 12, 2018
7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall

The Greatest Generation - An American Oratorio

Saturday, May 12, 2018
7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall
OSM has partnered with composer Roger Ames and writers Elizabeth Bassine and Dan Kehde to create a multimedia production of actors, chorus, orchestra and film entitled The Greatest Generation.

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Summer Chorus 2018: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Saturday, August 4, 2018
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Summer Chorus 2018: Leonard Bernstein at 100

Saturday, August 4, 2018
7:30pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is proud to join the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, the conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian.

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Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and Legacy Logos

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnsesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to the legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.