OCTOBER – MUSIC OF THE ITALIAN BAROQUE
In this concert, we will perform two oratories of our name’s sake Carissimi: Jonah and Jephte, probably his best known to our audiences.
These concerts will also be in collaboration with Michael Barone and the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists chapter. These guest organists will perform various works from the early Italian baroque period (Frescobaldi, Rossi, Merula, Storace, Alessandro Scarlatti) and other European composers with Italian connections (Froberger, Kerll, Muffat).
Saturday, 16 October 7:30pm
Sunday, 17 October 3:00pm
Performances will be in the sanctuary of Hennepin United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Please plan for parking. Doors will open 1/2 hour prior to the performance.
Heather Cogswell, Linh Kauffman, sopranos
Krista Costin, Alyssa Anderson, altos
Roy Heilman, Nathan Romportl, tenors
Garrick Comeaux, bass
Garrett Lahr, baroque trombone
Miriam Sholtz-Carlson, Ginna Watson, violins
Julie Elhard, viole de basse
Sara Thompson, violone
Paul Bergett, lute
Cameron Welke, theorbo
Don Livingtson, organ
THE HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SANCTUARY ORGAN
The Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Sanctuary Organ (Robert Sipe, 1979) is a principal instrument for Sanctuary worship services and concert life of this prominent downtown Minneapolis congregation and remains one of the city’s finest instruments. The instrument is distinctive in a variety of ways: a tracker instrument; scaled perfectly for its acoustical environment, which provides rich aural and visual beauty.
The organ is a dynamic solo instrument as well as being well-suited for the accompanying choral and instrumental forces, and supporting the singing congregation. The instrument’s tonal palette is rich and functional, serving well a wide range of organ repertoire and performance demands.
MASKING Comes Back to Hennepin Avenue UMC !
With the rise of the Delta variant and in alignment with recently updated guidance from the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Avenue UMC has decided to reinstate a mask requirement for the building, effective Thursday, 8/5/21. Please remember to mask up at our concerts, even if you are vaccinated.
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While the virus is still in flux, we will be taking this season in mind with the safety of our audience and musicians. Please stay in touch with our website and Facebook page for future concert announcements for the remainder of this season.
As always, thank you for your generosity and loyalty during the pandemic. We are still here because of you! Your donations are always welcome.