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Music and Fine Arts Series
SHARING MUSIC AND FINE ARTS WITH OUR COMMUNITY


 

The Music and Fine Arts Series is a gift from Mount Olive’s members and friends to the Twin Cities community. Most often the gift takes the form of music, but painting, sculpture, dance and drama may also be offered. The hope is not just that we might share beauty with those around us, but that God’s presence might also be revealed. The series, in that way, intends to share with our community the powerful blend of art and spiritual insight.


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Hymn festivals are often included in the series. Other favorites include Evensong with cantatas, Advent and Lent Procession services and programs featuring organ, voice, brass or string ensembles. A concert by jazz trumpeter Charles Lazarus was a special hit during the 2009-2010 season.

The series depends on support from patrons throughout the Twin Cities. (Contributions of $1,000 for guarantors; $500 for contributors; $250 for sponsors; $100 for supporters and $50 for donors are invited.) Contact Mount Olive to find out how you can financially support the Music and Fine Arts Series.

 

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Music and Fine Arts Series 20152016

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015 – 4:00 p.m.
The Charles Lazarus Quartet

featuring Tommy Barbarella, keyboards; Jeff Bailey, bass; and
David Schmalenberger, drums


“lovejoy” - feel-good love songs with a groovy twist. Come hear a sneak
peek of Lazarus’s soon-to-be-released CD, lovejoy — a captivating mix
of originals and re-imagined classics.

A reception follows the concert in the church’s Chapel Lounge. This
event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be received
to support the Music and Fine Arts program.

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 4:00 p.m.
Alice Parker: SING!


The SINGS led by Alice Parker have delighted groups all over the
United States and Canada since she started leading this kind of program
forty years ago. The unique feature of these SINGS is their high musical
accomplishment—the sheer beauty and communicative power of the
singing. The atmosphere is one of delight in joining in music-making,
and of ease in creating varied sounds.
A reception follows the concert in the church’s Chapel Lounge. This
event is free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, November 29, 2015– 4:00 pm
Advent Procession Service

Mount Olive Cantorei, David Cherwien, director and organist

Mark the season with a solemn procession and a series of lessons and carols for Advent. Enter this season of hope in the darkest time of the year. Candles, incense, and beautiful music all invite the listener to engage in this very profound liturgical season.

 

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
From Age to Age Choral Ensemble


It is with great pleasure that From Age to Age joins the Mount Olive Concert Series for the first time to perform A Winter Tapestry. From Age to Age brings a program that will warm your heart as you listen to an eclectic mixture of repertoire representing all musical eras, and the standard of excellence that resounds the mission of our ensemble.

A reception follows the concert in the church’s Chapel Lounge. This event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be received to support the Music and Fine Arts program.

 

Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
Lent Procession Service

Mount Olive Cantorei, David Cherwien, organist and director


A contemplative service of lessons and carols for Lent. Designed especially for those who serve churches as leaders of worship, this liturgy is offered as an opportunity to withdraw from the busyness of life to pray, sing, listen, smell – to fully enter into the season of Lent, a time to renew our lives as baptized children of God.

 

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
The Songs of Africa Ensemble


This group is a multi-cultural vocal and instrumental ensemble that
teaches about Africa’s music, its musical instruments, languages and
cultures. Singing in more than 20 different African languages, their
performances are audience-interactive, educational, and entertaining!
African Musical Arts is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization whose
mission is to foster a better understanding of Africa’s cultures through the musical arts by presenting the music of African-descent composers and enriching America’s overall cultural heritage.


A reception follows the concert in the church’s Chapel Lounge. This event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be received to support the Music and Fine Arts program.

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2015
The Tenth Annual BACH TAGE

Saturday, June 4, 4:00 p.m.
Virtuoso Masterpieces by The Bach Tage Orchestra
Orchestral Suite #2, BWV 1067
Brandenburg Concerto #2, BWV 1047


Hear two of Bach’s most famous instrumental works, favorites of audiences
everywhere. The Orchestral Suite is a virtuoso piece for flute; the
Brandenburg Concerto engages four soloists: violin, recorder, oboe,
and trumpet. The Bach Tage Orchestra and instrumental soloists perform
on historic replica instruments.

Sunday, June 5, 4:00 p.m.
Bach Cantata Vespers


Cantata 76, Die Himmel erzählet die Ehre Gottes, is one of Bach’s largest and most colorful cantatas. The gentle tones of viola de gamba, oboe and oboe d’amour contrast with the brilliance of baroque trumpet to create one of the composer’s most memorable works. The cantata will be performed by the participants in the weekend conference, with the Bach Tage orchestra and soloists. Kathy Romey of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Chorale will conduct, with Cantor David Cherwien at the organ.

 


 


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Holy: A Hymn Festival

Holy: A Hymn Festival
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn.
Friday, January 9, 2004

With the National Lutheran Choir
David Cherwien, Organist and Director

$18.00

 

  • "Sanctus" from Missa Solenelle - Jean Langlais
  • Holy Majesty, Before You - WACHET AUF
  • Isaiah In a Vision Did of Old - JESAIA, DEM PROPHETEN
  • Hear Us, O Father - Knut Nystedt
  • You Are Holy, You Are Whole - DU ÄR HELIG
  • He Is the Way - NEW DANCE
  • Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading - NJOO KWETU, ROHO MWEMA
  • Holy God, Holy and Glorious - NELSON
  • Children of Peace - Anne Kilstofte
  • In Sacred Manner - SEATTLE
  • Words of Two Women - Jane Marshall
  • Holy God, We Praise Your Name - GROSSER GOTT


Rev. Theo H. Schroedel

 

Living the Call:
Poet, Prophet, Priest
A Hymn Festival Honoring
Ruth and Paul Manz
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn.
November 24, 2002

Mount Olive Festival Cantorei
David Cherwien, Organist and Director

$18.00


  • Built On A Rock - KIRKEN DEN ER ET GAMMELT HUS
  • Come to Us, Creative Spirit - CASTLEWOOD
  • Lord, Keep Us Steadfast - ERHALT UNS HERR
  • Lord of Light - ABBOTT'S LEIGH
  • God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens - HOLY MANNA
  • The Journey Was Chosen - HIGHLAND PARK
  • Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart - HERZLICH LIEB
  • God of Grace and God of Glory - CWM RHONDDA


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