Minot State choirs and festival orchestra announce North Dakota tour

MINOT, N.D. –  The Minot State University Singers, Concert Choir, and Festival Orchestra are taking their talent on the road to Stanley and Watford City.

On Thursday, March 12, they will perform at American Lutheran Church in Stanley. The following night, Friday, March 13, will find them at First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Both performances begin at 7 p.m.

“We’re going to join forces with the Stanley Community Schools high school choir and perform a few pieces with them, in addition to performing some of our own pieces,” Emerson Eads, Minot State director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, said. “We will be connecting with the Watford City High School choir in the same way.”

The Minot State choirs and festival orchestra will perform “St. Nicolai Mass” in Germanic Latin by Franz Joseph Haydn as well as selected works by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.

“This Haydn mass is very joyous music,” said Eads. “It’s also a great opportunity for our student soloists to try out their mettle singing the solo and quartet portions of the mass, which takes a lot of work, but is exhilarating when we put it all together.”

The 2020 North Dakota spring concert tour is part of a new four-year travel plan for the Minot State Concert Choir. The rotation will include international, inter-state, out-of-state, and coast-to-coast tours. Last summer, the choir traveled to Norway for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For more information about the spring concert tour, Eads can be reached at emerson.eads@MinotStateU.edu. The poster is available HERE.

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Published: 03/03/20   

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