Performance Schedule

2015-16 Season Schedule:

Beethoven Choral Fantasy
     with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra

October 24, 2015
Second Annual Chorus Polaris High School Choir
Invitational Concert

Mid November, 2015
And on Earth Peace
     Gerald Finzi In terra pax
Motets by Palestrina, Hassler, Elgar, Mathias, and Poulenc

December 5 & 6, 2015
Mozart Vespers
     Music of the night and the sacred
April 24, 2016










 2014-15 Season Performances:

 Francis Poulenc's Gloria

With the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, conducted by Henry Charles Smith
A 20th-century masterpiece with one of the great conductors of our time!

         MVO Postcard 2015.05 Metamorphosis FINAL 300DS

May 3

Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S Robert St,
West St Paul
Free concert - free will offering


 Minnesota Veterans Home Concert

 CP soldiers-singing DS2It was 40 years ago this week that America brought its soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines
home from Vietnam. In the course of that war our nation was reborn, just as it had been in
the Civil War 150 years ago.

In the music of the time can be heard the soul of the nation. Chorus Polaris sings songs of
the Civil War and the 1960s and '70s for the residents of the Minnesota Veterans Home on
February 28. We'll talk to the men and women who live there, and listen to their stories.

One of our songs is the American folksong "Shenandoah," arranged by James Erb for his
University of Richmond choir's tour in 1971. Listen to their original recording.

 February 28
2:00 PM
Minnesota Veterans Home
5101 Minnehaha Avenue

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again - arr. Peter Wilhousky
The Gloden Willow Tree - arr. Aaron Copland
Aura Lea - arr. Ralph Hunter (tenors & basses only)
Let Me Fly - Spiritual arr. Robert DeCormier
Battle Hymn of the Republic - arr. Peter Wilhousky
Shenandoah - arr. James Erb
Route 66 - Bobby Troup, arr. Dick Averre
Daddy Sang Bass - Carl Perkins, arr. Kirby Shaw
What a Wonderful World - Weiss & Thiele, arr. René Clausen
America the Beautiful - Samuel A. Ward, arr. Darmon Meader


First Annual Chorus Polaris
High School Choir Invitational Concert

Thursday, Nov. 20 - 7:00 PM

Featuring Chorus Polaris, and the outstanding choirs from
Columbia Heights High School and Brooklyn Center High School!

Connecting and celebrating — these are the goals for Chorus Polaris’s
first high school choir invitational concert. Ensembles from
Columbia Heights and Brooklyn Center high schools join Chorus Polaris
for a night of great singing.

The 25 adults in Chorus Polaris love singing together, and they share
that passion with the kids in these wonderful and very different high
school choral programs. The school choruses will each sing a short program,
followed by Chorus Polaris. All the singers will unite for a final selection.

Thursday, Nov. 20 - 7:00 PM
Columbia Heights High School
1400 49th Ave NE
Columbia Heights

Holiday Concerts:
Aflame With Delight

HA Christmas Carol -Best 238wighlights include Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols for women's voices
and harp, a jazz version of "Go tell it on the mountain," and five lovely English
carols about the nativity (including a setting of Dorothy Parker's Prayer for a New Mother).

December 6 - 7:30 PM
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
900 Summit Ave
St Paul

December 7 - 4:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
1555 40th Ave NE
Columbia Heights

Joint Holiday Concert with Plymouth Concert Band

December 14 - 4:00 PM
Wayzata High School Auditorium
4955 Peony Ln N

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