2015-2016 Season Concert Series

Illuminations: Journey Into Light

Illuminations 2015 artwork

Saturday, November 21, 1pm & 3pm
Mayflower Church, Minneapolis

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2pm, with reception to follow (ASL Interpreted)
Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Tickets: Advance $18, Door $20
Kids 12 and under free
Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door for all performances.

This year’s Illuminations concert focuses on the journey from darkness to light through a very personal lens. Our musical selections highlight an internal spiritual journey, literally through the seasons, and metaphorically through struggle to peace and through sickness to health.

We will present the winning entry for our Emerging Female Composer contest, chiaroscuro, which sets text taken from Tilda Swinton’s acceptance speech for the Rothko Chapel. This piece explores the darkness and light we carry within, and the balance of these opposing forces in shaping our perspective. Also on this concert is Stephen Hatfield’s arrangement of Ödi Ödi, a folk song of the Tamil people of southern Asia. The translation of this piece is, “Millions of people run and run, constantly seeking, looking for the light that is within them.” And we will end with Brian Tate’s arrangement of Gate Gate, a setting of the Buddhist Heart sutra. Gate means “gone,” gone from suffering to liberation, from forgetfulness to mindfulness, gone to the other shore.


Our Fare Ladies

Our Fare Ladies February 2016 concert artwork

A musical feast in courses celebrating female composers and chefs.

Saturday, February 6, 3pm
Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, St Paul
ASL Interpreted
Guest appearance by the Twin Cities Girls’ Choir

Tickets: Advance $20, Door $22
Kids 12 and under free
Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door.

We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to musical and culinary talent in our own backyard. In our February concert, we will highlight the wonderful contributions of female chefs in the Twin Cities, paired with music by female composers from the region.

We begin the meal with the well-known favorite Food, Glorious Food, and continue through other courses with Punching the Dough (about the rigors of cooking on the open prairie), Banquet Fugue (set in true Baroque style), Mashed Potato Love Poem (which highlights the composer’s affinity for the dish!) and ending with a dessert of Bittersweet Tango. Between these humorous courses, we will have aural palate cleansers of local composers Jocelyn Hagen, Carol Barnett, Libby Larsen, Joan Griffith, Randi Rexroth, and Jeannie Brindley-Barnett. Host Shanan Custer will help us tell this tasty story, and we’ll send you home ready to eat!

This dinner party will be hosted by Shanan Custer, and will also feature the women chefs and owners of The LowbrowTatanka Truck, and Sassy Spoon.

Also featuring ENCORE! and the Twin Cities Girls' Choir.


Divas & Desserts Gala Fundraiser: Movie Music

Divas and Desserts 2016 gala artwork

Featuring silent and live auctions.

Friday, May 6, doors for silent auction at 6:30, concert at 7:30
Saturday, May 7, doors for silent auction at 6:30, concert at 7:30 (ASL Interpreted)
St. Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Center, Minneapolis
Tickets: Advance $25, Door $30

Do you have a favorite song from a movie? Come to Divas & Desserts to see if it's one of our favorites too! The repertoire for this year’s gala is chosen 100% from music made famous in movie soundtracks.

Tickets are currently on sale. If you require accommodations for ASL interpretation or for wheelchair and companion seating, call us at 612-333-8292. For all other ticket orders, order online or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.