Our mission is to bring fine performances of distinctive vocal ensemble literature to the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, and beyond. Our repertoire spans five centuries of Western Music traditions - sacred and secular, folksong and art song, opera chorus and vocal jazz, music with humorous texts and occasional full operetta performances.
We hope you have our next concert on your calendar! Our concert entitled Creation! is Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Weber Hall on the UMD campus. Featured is soprano Rachel Inselman, joining the Chorale for Copland's "In the Beginning". A new performance of an unpublished work called "Genesis", with percussion and brass, a beautiful choral arrangement of an Anishinaabe creation by Lyz Jaakola, and "Music of the Spheres" by Stephen Chatman round out this concert. Joining the Arrowhead Chorale are area high school singers in the Chorale Apprentice program from Duluth schools East, Denfeld and Harbor City, and Northwestern in Maple, WI. Join us!
The grand St. Matthew Passion Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 PM at First Lutheran Church in Duluth--1100 East Superior St. Tickets to be purchased through the UMD box office at St Matthew Tickets
Come spend the Day in between the concerts with two special Guests:
St. Matthew Symposium Saturday, March 28, 2015 First Lutheran Church, Duluth 1100 Superior St. 9:30AM-3:00PM Cost: $35 for half day plus lunch $50 for full day plus lunch Register Here!
Dr. Timothy Stalter, Evangelist Dr. Martin Marty, Church Historian
Timothy Stalter is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Iowa where he conducts the premier choral ensemble, Kantorei, The University of Iowa University Choir, teaches graduate advanced conducting, and oversees the graduate program in choral conducting and pedagogy.In addition to conducting and teaching choral music, Dr. Stalter is active as a tenor soloist in the United Statesand abroad, specializing in music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. He is widely known for his performances as the Evangelist in the Passions of J.S. Bach and Heinrich Schütz. Among his credits are appearances as tenor soloist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in France, the Robert Shaw Chamber Choir in Atlanta, the Classical Music Seminar and Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
Martin Marty taught in the University of Chicago Divinity School, the Department of History, and the Committee on the History of Culture from 1963-1998. He focused chiefly on late eighteenth and twentieth century American religious history in the context of "Atlantic Culture." An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Professor Marty put considerable effort into the Master of Divinity Program at the Divinity School. His six-year "Fundamentalism Project" for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1988-1994) led him to enlarge his focus to global inter-religious concerns. Author of more than 60 books. Among them are are Righteous Empire, for which he won the National Book Award; the three-volume Modern American Religion; The One and the Many: America’s Search for the Common Good; The Mystery of the Child; Building Cultures of Trust; The Christian World: A Global History; Martin Luther (in the “Penguin Lives” series); and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison: A Biography. He has also collaborated with photographer Micah Marty in producing Places Along the Way; Our Hope for Years to Come; The Promise of Winter; and When True Simplicity Is Gained.
The Arrowhead Chorale is very excited about the upcoming performances of Bach's St Matthew Passion on March 27 and 29.
And we know you are, too! So we have a request. We have a potential matching grant to help fund this event (think about what paying an orchestra, 6 soloists, a venue, advertising, etc costs!). But in order to do this, we need new funds for the match. And so we need your help! The match requires us to have $3 for every dollar we are given. It is a lot, and we need it! So if you can help, please go Here--support us! to our donor link and add your bit. Even a small donation really helps! And pass the word about the performances. Tickets are available now through the UMD box office.
In late March the Chorale, jointly with the UMD University Singers, the Lake Superior Youth Chorus and a local chamber orchestra and chamber choirs from local churches will offer to the Twin Ports Community a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion. Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM at First Lutheran Church Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 PM at First Lutheran Church Tickets will be available starting on January 20th at the UMD Box Office at this site...UMD Box Office We also have a special Symposium to be held on Saturday, March 28 at First Lutheran Church. Featured at this Symposium will be Dr. Martin Marty, prominent church historian and Dr. Timothy Stalter, tenor, Evangelist soloist for the performance. More information about registration for the symposium will be listed after Jan 30.