Courtroom Concert Program Details
December 15, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano, is known for vivid performances of Baroque and contemporary classical music. Praised in the New York Times “as graceful vocally as she was in her movements”, “consistently stylish” (Boston Globe), and as a “cool, precise soprano” (Chicago Tribune), Carrie is a member of Chicago’s ensemble dal niente and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Carrie earned degrees in English and voice performance from Lawrence University, completed a doctorate at the University of Minnesota, and currently teaches at Bethel University and Winona State University. Carrie has been the proud recipient of a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, a Next Step Fund award, and an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Laura Betinis Healy, mezzo, praised for her “particularly rich tone” (The Tech, MIT), and “all the more beautiful by the edge of folk styling” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), has performed with chamber and choral ensembles throughout the Northeast and Midwest. An active soloist in the Boston area, Laura has been featured with the Oriana Consort, King’s Chapel Choir, and Cappella Clausura, with whom she recorded The Complete Vespers of Cozzolani, and appeared as Anima (“the soul”) in the staged Hildegard von Bingen’s opera Ordo Virtutum. In 2015, Laura premiered her sister Abbie’s new Christmas carol on Minnesota Public Radio, along with jazz pianist Anthony Healy, and soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw. Earlier this year, Laura appeared on the Minnesota Orchestra’s Inside the Classics program. A graduate of Ithaca College with degrees in Music and English, she now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Nicholas Chalmers, tenor, has had recent solo engagements with Bach Society of Minnesota, the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, Glorious Revolution Baroque, Oratory, the Mirandola Ensemble, the Elm Ensemble, the Gregorian Singers, and Minnesota Chorale. He has also sung with The Rose Ensemble, The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, Minnesota Opera, and Opera Memphis. In addition to an active performance schedule, Nick directs the choirs of Chesterton Academy and the Choristers and Schola Cantorum at the Church of the Holy Family. Nick earned a Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College where he was tenor section leader of the St. Olaf Choir. Nick is in his final year of Masters studies in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota where he is Assistant Director of Campus Singers-Mosaic, and a teaching assistant in the music theory department.
Timothy C. Takach, bass, enjoys a busy and varied career as a composer, singer and clinician. As a full-time composer, Timothy has a healthy schedule of commissioned work, and his work has been called “gorgeous” (Washington Post) and “eventful” (Star Tribune). A co-founder and longtime member of Cantus, he has also performed with VocalEssence, Seraphic Fire, the SPCO Chorale and many other vocal ensembles. He is co-founder and vice president of Graphite Publishing and a founding member of the Independent Music Publishers Cooperative. Timothy graduated with honors from St. Olaf College with degrees in Music Composition and Art.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
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Seating is limited and first come first served. Doors open at 11:30. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).
Schedule & Programs Subject to Change