Our 45th Year: Another Season of Great Old and New Music
For our 45th year, the Gregorian Singers are continuing to explore new ways to present seldom-heard but excellent and deserving music. Last spring, in a collaboration with members of the 113 Composers Collective, we performed two concerts of very new music, including several original works composed for The Gregorian Singers. We just opened our 2017 season in October with two performances of music
of the early Renaissance, along with a presentation of the paintings of Jan Van Eyck and other visual art of the
period by art historian and teacher James Robinson. These performances were supported by period instruments, including the lute, slide trumpet, sackbuts, vielle and harp. The presentation of both the music and the visual art of the same period showed how these art forms are not separate and independent, but evolved and changed in corresponding ways. We hope this will be just the first of many collaborations with representative of the visual arts
On December 3 we will again present our annual Advent Procession, featuring Gregorian chant and old and new music for the season by Lassus, Ockeghem, Healy Willan, Monte Mason and others.
In the Spring we will produce a recording of the choral and vocal music of our Founding Director, Monte Mason. The recording will include carol arrangements for choir and organ written during Monte's 30-year posting at St. Martin’s by the Lake Episcopal Church, and for the treble choir at Ascension Episcopal Church, Stillwater. Also included are unaccompanied pieces written for The Gregorian Singers, organ pieces, music for organ and soprano saxophone, and the complete set of The Dances of Our Lady, commissioned in part by Christopher Stroh, the Basilica of St. Mary and the Twin Cities chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Please help us continue to offer interesting and unusual concerts of first-rate old and new music by donating generously! You can help us become eligible for prizes by giving more than once - and donations can also be made before Give To The Max Day, beginning on November 1.
- $500 Golden Tickets will be awarded during the 15 days of Scheduled Giving from November 1 through November 15. One random winner will be drawn each day from November 1 through November 15, and $500 will be added to the original gift.
- Each hour on Give to the Max Day, one Golden Ticket of $1,000 will be awarded through a random drawing of all donations transacted during the previous hour.
- Additionally, one Super-Sized Golden Ticket of $10,000 will be awarded, drawn randomly from all donations made through GiveMN.org between 12:00am CST November 1, 2017 and 11:59pm CST on November 16, 2017.