Press Release – The Mirandola Ensemble announces 2017 – 2018 performance season

For immediate release on July 30, 2017

(Minneapolis, Minn.) The Mirandola Ensemble today announced dates and times for its 2017 – 2018 performance season. The season will include an appearance in the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, an album release concert for the ensemble’s forthcoming “Unquiet Thoughts” recording, new programs for the Advent and Lenten seasons, and more.

The 2017 – 2018 season includes:

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
“Love & Death” at the Twin Cities Early Music Festival

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104

Featuring the Madrigals of Renaissance masters Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, and Orlando Lassus; the haunting Funeral Sentences of Thomas Tompkins; the lush harmonies of sacred works by Johann Schein and Heinrich Schutz; and the songs of John Dowland (featuring classical guitarist Ben Kunkel).
Tickets: Available on the Twin Cities Early Music Festival website.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
“Unquiet Thoughts”
**Album Release Concert**

Venue TBA

Featuring our expanded Lute Songs of John Dowland program, recently recorded as an album and available in October (featuring classical guitarist Ben Kunkel).
Tickets: TBA

November 10 – 12, 2017
“Requiem”

  • Friday, November 10 – 7:30 p.m. – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1 Lourdes Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Sunday, November 12 – 4:00 p.m. – House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Tickets: TBA

December 18 – 22, 2017
Advent Program

  • Monday, December 18 – 7:30 p.m. – venue TBA
  • Friday, December 22 – 7:30 p.m. – venue TBA
A collaboration with the Chamber Singers of Chesterton Academy.
Tickets: TBA

February 9 – 10, 2018
German Songs

  • Friday, February 9 – 7:30 p.m. – Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St. W, St. Paul, MN 55102
  • Saturday, February 10 – 7:30 p.m. – venue TBA
Tickets: TBA

March 4 – 10, 2018
Annual Lenten Program

  • Sunday, March 4 – 3:00 p.m. – Holy Family Catholic Church, 5900 W. Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
  • Saturday, March 10 – 7:30 p.m. – St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tickets: TBA

Stay tuned to the ensemble’s website (themirandolaensemble.org) for updates on venues and more.

The Mirandola Ensemble, established in 2011, is a Minneapolis-based professional choral ensemble dedicated to promoting the highest standards of choral music, the idea of choral music as ‘high art’ in the Western tradition, and the aesthetics of the Renaissance. The ensemble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization and a current Class Notes Artist for Minnesota Public Radio. The ensemble’s studio album “Nymphs and Angels” is available via iTunes, Amazon, and other music services.  For more information on The Mirandola Ensemble, please visit www.themirandolaensemble.org.

For more information on this announcement, please contact:
Nick Chalmers, Artistic Director • nick@themirandolaensemble.org
Steve Norman, Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors  • info@themirandolaensemble.org

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