Courtroom Concert Program Details

January 15, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

MPLS (imPulse) Choral Ensemble; Samuel Grace, Founding Artistic Director

Program: “imPulse Happy Hour”

The Drunken Sailor – Sea Shanty arr. Robert Sund (b. 1942)
The Inn: A Ballad on Lithuanian Folksongs – Algimantas Bražinskas (b. 1937)
A Celtic Triptych – Ron Jeffers (b. 1943)
   II. A Drinking Song
   III. A Plea For Old Friends
Color Madrigals – Joshua Shank (b. 1980)
   Purple Stainéd Mouth
   Yellow Brooms and Cold Mushrooms
O Potores Exquisiti – Eduardo Andrés Malachevsky (b. 1960)
Four Temperance Songs – arr. and ed. Ralph Hunter (1921-2002)
   I. O, Join the Army
   II. Clear the Track!
   III. Sparkling Water
   IV. Sign Tonight
God’s Bottles – Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Chili con Carne – Anders Edenroth (b. 1963)
All For Me Grog – Stephen Hatfield (b. 1956)  

MPLS (imPulse)
is a 24-voice festival chamber chorus based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2014 by Samuel Grace, the ensemble seeks to re-imagine traditional conventions in choral music and to engage audiences with eclectic music in diverse spaces. Artists in MPLS (imPulse) prepare music in advance of scheduled festival appearances where the ensemble rehearses, builds community, and presents a series of concerts throughout the region.

graceMinneapolis-based conductor Samuel Grace is quickly gaining recognition in the Twin Cities for his work as a conductor and choral musician. In addition to his role with MPLS (imPulse), Samuel is also Artistic Director of The Elizabethan Syngers and Director of Music at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Long Lake. In his free time, Samuel enjoys riding his bike, homebrewing, visiting friends, and playing trivia games. Samuel holds degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College and The University of Minnesota