Courtroom Concert Program Details
December 18, 2014, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Carols of MN Composers
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Linda Kachelmeier, alto
Nick Chalmers, tenor; Timothy C. Takach, bass
Min Kim, harp; Hannah Peterson, flute
I. Singing the Story
O Nations, Let Us Now Prepare – Richard Toensing
O Little Town of Bethlehem – William Rhys Herbert
O Little Town – Linda Kachelmeier
Noel, noel (world premiere) – Paul Rudoi
Canticum Novum: I Sing the Birth – Stephen Paulus
II. Getting There
The Oxen – Maura Bosch
A Winter Ride (world premiere) – John Ward
Heavenly Child – Peter Mayer
III. Traditions Old & New
Come Bring with a Noise (world premiere) – Barbara Rogers
Little Tree – Steve Heitzeg
Four Carols of Alfred Burt – Abbie Betinis, arr.
Carol of the Stranger – Abbie Betinis
IV. Minnesota Wishes
After Harvest (world premiere) – Timothy C. Takach
Coming Home – Peter Mayer
Wishes and Candles – Stephen Paulus
Winter Comes Again – Keri Noble
Carrie Henneman Shaw weaves style and emotion into vivid performances of Baroque and contemporary classical music. Winner of a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, she has been praised as a “major musical force” (St. Paul Pioneer Press) and “consistently stylish” (Boston Globe). Shaw sings with ensembles in Minnesota, Boston, and Chicago: Glorious Revolution Baroque, The Bach Society of MN, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Baroque opera companies.
Linda Kachelmeier is a singer, composer, pianist and conductor. Linda has performed with The Dale Warland Singers, VocalEssence, the a cappella quintet Dare to Breathe, The Mirandola Ensemble, Glorious Revolution Baroque, and The Rose Ensemble, of which she is a founding member. She is the artistic director and alto in the new Twin Cities women’s trio, Lumina. Linda is the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul.
Nick Chalmers has sung with The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists and the Minnesota Opera Chorus and has been section leader with the Chorus of Opera Memphis. Recent engagements include The Mirandola Ensemble and Glorious Revolution Baroque. Currently, Chalmers sings with the The Rose Ensemble, teaches private voice at St. Francis High School, and is cantor and tenor section leader at The Cathedral of St. Paul.
Timothy C. Takach enjoys a busy and varied career as a composer, singer, clinician, and freelance graphic designer. As a full-time composer, Takach has a healthy schedule of commissioned work. He is a co-founder of the professional ensemble Cantus and Vice President of both Graphite Publishing and the Independent Music Publishers Cooperative. Takach graduated with honors from St. Olaf College with degrees in Music Composition and Art.
Min Kim is Principal Harpist of the Minnesota Opera, and has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, VocalEssence, The Singers, Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, Minneapolis Pops, Minnesota Sinfonia, and North Star/Skylark Opera. She has taught at MacPhail Center for the Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College and Schmitt Music Company, and is a member of Trio Callisto, a Minneapolis-based ensemble.
Hannah Peterson is a former Schubert Club intern and Scholarship Competition winner. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Cincinnati. Hannah currently works for the Minnesota Opera, in addition to maintaining a private flute studio and freelance performance schedule.