Making a joyful noise for 15 years

masterworksFor 15 years the Augsburg College Masterworks Chorale has provided an opportunity for alumni, staff, faculty, friends of Augsburg, and current students to come together and make a joyful noise unto the Lord–and for thousands of Twin Cities choral music lovers. The Chorale will celebrate its fifteenth year by performing In Repentence, a piece commissioned by Sergey Khvoshchinsky at its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at Church of the Annunciation, 509 West 54th Street in South Minneapolis.

Peter Hendrickson, director of choral activities at Augsburg College, began the Masterworks Chorale mainly to perform orchestral music, which is very different from the repertoire of the other Augsburg choirs. The chorale consists of faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and current students. Many members are professional musicians, directors of church choirs, and teachers. “It is a great representation of people from Augsburg and their relationship with the community,” Hendrickson said. Continue reading “Making a joyful noise for 15 years”

Masterworks Chorale to perform "Requiem for All Souls"

masterworksThe Masterworks Chorale of Augsburg, under the direction of Dr. Peter Hendrickson, will perform a “Requiem for All Souls” on Sunday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

The Chorale, soloists and orchestra will perform “Requiem” by Maurice Duruflé, with shorter works by Thomas Tallis, John Tavener, Randall Thompson, and Egil Hovland.

The Masterworks Chorale is a unique mix of auditioned Augsburg College day students, Weekend College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends. An established dynamic choral ensemble in the Twin Cities, which is built on Augsburg College’s strong choral tradition, the Masterworks Chorale is dedicated to performing great choral masterworks as well as exploring new ones.

Suggested donation: $15. Augsburg students: free admission with ID.

Annunciation Catholic Church is located at 509 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN.

For more information call the Augsburg Music Department, 612-330-1265.