Courtroom Concert Program Details
NOTICE: This concert will exceed capacity. Please arrive early. Doors open at 11:30.
December 17, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Songs of the Season, by Minnesota Composers
Lumina Women’s Ensemble
Angela Grundstad & Kim Sueoka, sopranos
Linda Kachelmeier & Clara Osowski, altos
Mark Bilyeu, piano
Mary Had a Baby
O Frondens Virga – Drew Collins
Precious Child (recitative) – Patrick O’Shea
Hallelu! – Stephen Paulus
* Noël – David Evan Thomas
Hail, Christmas Day! – Abbie Betinis
Darkness to Light
We Grow Accustomed to the Dark – Linda Kachelmeier
In the Sky of Winter – J. David Moore
Snow (featuring guest Siri Undlin) – Siri Undlin
Winter, Snow – Carol Barnett
In the North Country
Winter (from Six Elizabethan Songs) – Dominick Argento
* Noël (from Brief Thoughts on the Winter of 2013) – Justin Rubin
In the Moon of Wintertime – Stephen Paulus
Girl from the North Country – Bob Dylan
Would You Come
Listen to the Angels – Neal Hagberg
When the Song of the Angels is Stilled – Elizabeth Alexander
Merry Christmas, Darling – F. Pooler/R. Carpenter
(* = premiere)
Lumina Women’s Ensemble is a new Twin Cities organization dedicated to the beauty, mystery, and hope inherent in music. Founded by alto Linda Kachelmeier, Lumina shares the spiritual experience of music with audiences in churches, schools, hospitals, and care facilities, through programming drawn from a rich well of musical sources, including Medieval chants, Renaissance motets, folk song traditions, and works by living and local composers. This season, Lumina was selected by Minnesota Public Radio as a 2015-16 Class Notes Artist, and is collaborating with Classical MPR to enrich the music curriculum and engage elementary school students in Saint Paul, Fridley, and Brooklyn Park. The ensemble can also be heard in performance with the Calliope Women’s Chorus, at St. Paul’s Classical Music Crawl and on MPR’s Taste of the Holidays CD Volume VI.
Artistic director and alto Linda Kachelmeier has performed with the Dale Warland Singers, VocalEssence, and The Rose Ensemble. As a composer, she is a two-time recipient of both the Jerome Fund for New Music, and the Faith Partners residency through the American Composers Forum. Since 1991 she has been Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul.
Soprano Kim Sueoka, originally from Kaua’i, is a COMPAS teaching artist with Lau Hawaiian Collective, and is training with ArtSage to create and facilitate participatory arts experiences for older adults. She is a staff singer at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, and also a member of The Rose Ensemble.
Originally from Iowa, soprano Angela Grundstad has degrees in vocal performance from Simpson College and Louisiana State University, has performed opera, recorded with local bands, and toured with Jackson Berkey’s Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum. She is also a member of The Mirandola Ensemble, and teaches voice to Twin Cities students.
Alto Clara Osowski has performed throughout the midwest, was a MONC Auditions Regional Finalist, won second place in The Schubert Club’s Bruce P. Carlson Scholarship Competition, and was the only American singer accepted to the Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France. She is adjunct professor of voice at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Mark Bilyeu is a collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and accompanist in Minneapolis. With a passion for words, engagement, and collaboration, the Chicago-native is Artistic Director of the Source Song Festival, a Twin Cities summer series of public recitals, masterclasses, and workshops dedicated to art song. He has also served as music director with Chicago Opera Vanguard, Chicago Folks Operetta, and ensemble113, and has performed with Minnesota Concert Opera, VocalEssence, Chicago Choral Artists, and as Associate Keyboardist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. Most recently, with Clara Osowski, he was the only American pianist to advance to the finals of the Das Lied International Song Competition held in Berlin. He holds degrees from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and the University of Minnesota, and is currently a faculty coach at Viterbo University.
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).
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