The 2011-2012 Exultate Concert Season
Our 16th Year
NOTE: This is the information for the 2011-12 season. The 2012-13 season will be displayed soon!
- Chamber Classics
(Chamber Classics concerts are now completed - join us at a future performance.)
Join Exultate for the first concert in our 2011-12 concert series. The music at these concerts come to us from the
Baroque era or is influenced by Baroque styles. Hear music of Johann Sebastian Bach,
Antonio Vivaldi and Archangelo Corelli - masters of instrumental and choral music.
The repertoire includes:
- Bach - Kyrie (from Mass in B Minor)
- Bach - Cantata No. 4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden)
- Bach - Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6
- Vivaldi - Piccolo Concerto
- Corelli - Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 5
- Rheinberger - Kyrie & Gloria from Mass in Eb for 2 choirs
- Tidings of Joy - Christmas Festival
(Christmas Festival concerts are now completed - join us at a future performance.)
As always, Exultate will be presenting a wide assortment of Christmas music for voices and instruments.
Join us this season for the incredible Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten for women's voices and harp.
This is one of the most exquisite works written for harp and choir and promises to be stunning in the acoustical environments chosen for our performances.
This work will be presented along with Exultate's unique repertoire of Christmas carols. The evening will be made complete with
other choral pieces suitable for the season. These concerts include audience singing on several carols. It promises to be
a very moving and fitting introduction to the Christmas season.
PLEASE NOTE: For the concert at St. Thomas University - Free parking is available in Lots A, B, C & G near the Chapel and also on the south side of Selby Avenue and the east side of Cleveland Avenue.
Please do not park where signs indicate PERMIT ONLY. Parking is also available in the Morrison Ramp (near Building 20) for $1/hour at time of performance.
- Messiah - George Frederick Handel
"The sublime, the grand, and the tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic and moving words,
conspired to transport and charm the ravished heart and ear."
These words, written by a reviewer of the first performance in 1742, describe the Messiah aptly.
Exultate's Festival Choir and Orchestra will present the entire Messiah during the Lenten Season,
the time in which the first performance was given in 1742. You see, Messiah is not a Christmas work.
It's text, almost entirely from the Old Testament, tells the story of the birth of Jesus but
also includes His death, Pentecost and looking forward to the end time, the eschaton.
Come hear the whole story, experience the music, be moved by the texts.
Some of what you hear will be familiar to you and some will be new, exciting, thoughtful and sublime.
Join us as we present this time-honored work with a Baroque sized orchestra in a setting which enhance the listener's experience.
(This activity is, in part, funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the
Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.)
Extra singers are needed for these concerts. (Click here if you are interested in auditioning for the Festival Choir.)
- Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:30 PM - Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Plymouth
- Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 7:30 PM - Woodbury Lutheran Church - Woodbury
- Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 4:00 PM - Benson Great Hall - Arden Hills
- Alleluia From Around the World
Exultate's spring concert will present the wonderful John Rutter Requiem as well as other exquisite works.
The Requiem, scored for strings, flute, oboe and harp is a marvelous example of a twentieth century work
influenced by much from the past. Other works include the Bach C Minor Cello Suite, Josef Rheinberger's unaccompanied Mass
in Eb Major and the exquisite Samuel Barber Agnus Dei, his choral setting of the Adagio for Strings.
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