40th Season Concert Schedule

One Thousand and Five Arabian Nights

Henry Charles Smith - "Fanfares for MVO ROYALTY"
Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherezade"
Beethoven - "Choral Fantasia"

Sun., Oct. 25, 2015 at 3 pm

Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S. Robert St.
West St. Paul

Festive Holiday Concert

Bach - "Suite No. 3", "Gabriel's Oboe"
Red McLeod - "Scandinavian Holiday"
 "A German Christmas"
"Let There be Peace on Earth"
Tchaikovsky – Selected movements from “The Nutcracker”

Fri., Dec. 11, 2015 at 7 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church
16515 Luther Way
Eden Prairie

Angel Voice

Barber - "Knoxville: Summer of 1915"
featuring MARIE JETTE, soprano
Gabrieli - Intermezzo from "Cavaleria Rusticana"
Verdi - Triumphal Scene and March from "Aida"
Piano Concerto by winner of the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association concerto competition

Sun., Feb. 21, 2016 at 3 pm

First Lutheran Church
1555 40th Ave. NE
Columbia Heights

Master Preludes

Wagner - Prelude to "Die Meistersinger"
Forsberg - Choral Prelude
Vaughn Williams - "Lark Ascending"
featuring CECILIA BELCHER, violin
Liszt - "Les Preludes"

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39th Season Concerts - recap

Happy:  Music for a Cheerful Spirit
Sun. Oct. 19, 2014
First Lutheran Church
Columbia Hts.

Shostakovich – "Festive Overture"
Grieg – “Last Spring” from “Two Elegiac Melodies”
Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D Minor (In memory of MVO Oboist Liza Berry)
John Snow, MN Orchestra - soloist
Dvořák – Symphony No 8 

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Holiday Gems

Fri. Dec. 12, 2014
Augustana Lutheran Church
Columbia Hts.

Yarbrough- “Alleluias for Orchestra”
Vaughn Williams – Fantasia on “Greensleeves
Bizet – Farandole from "L'Arlesienne"
Herman – "Winter Wonderland
Christmas Sing-Along

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Anderson – "Sleigh Ride
Tchaikovsky – Selected movements from “The Nutcracker”


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Exceptional Americana

Sun. Feb. 22, 2015
First Lutheran Church
Columbia Hts.

Beethoven - Piano Concerto no. 1 (1st mvt)
Collin Jinks, soloist
SPPTA Concerto competition winner

Hanson – Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”

Pugh – "Concerto
for Trombone and Orchestra"
Doug Wright, MN Orchestra, soloist

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Metamorphosis, Apotheosis, Let it Swing!

Sun. May 3, 2015
Augustana Lutheran Church
Columbia Hts.

Hindemith – "Symphonic Metamorphosis"
Vivaldi  - "Concerto for Two Cellos"
Tony Ross and Beth Rapier, MN Orchestra - soloists
Faure – “Elegy”
Tony Ross - soloist
Poulenc – “Gloria”
Colonial Chorale, Chorus Polaris, Christ Presbyterian Chancel Choir, and Cathy Larsen, soprano