Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MMC Group Photo

There are so many more AMAZING shots! Here's a cropped group photo for your viewing pleasure.

Homework for 10/1 Rehearsal


  • Gloria (Review E & F)
  • Balulalow (correct tenor rhythm)
  • Johnny Schmoker (all)
  • Loch Lomond (all)
  • Dormi Jesu (mm. 25-end)
  • Go Where I Send Thee (pgs. 3-9)
  • Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn (mm. 8-35)
  • Nutcracker Jingles (mm. 61-78)
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High (pgs. 6-10)

  • Loch Lomond
  • Dormi Jesu
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Rejoice, Rejoice
  • Nutcracker Jingles

Chamber Singers:
  • Auditions

Monday, September 28, 2009

An exciting opportunity.......

VocalEssence presents Community Sing with Simon Halsey

Event Description: Sing with internationally-renowned
British conductor Simon Halsey as he leads an evening
of all-British choral music, including Vaughn Williams’s
O Clap Your Hands, Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via,
and Dove’s I Am the Day. Co-sponsored by the American
Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading conductors of
choral repertoire, Simon Halsey has been chorus director
of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus for over 25 years
and is chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir. He is
also artistic director and founder of the dynamic professional
choir European Voices, formed at the invitation of Sir Simon Rattle.

Date of Event: Friday, October 23, 2009
Start time of event: 7:00pm
End time of event: 8:30pm

Presenter/Sponsored by: VocalEssence
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church, Guild Hall
Location address: 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Parking (free or responsibility of attendee): Free

Cost per person: $15 which includes required music.

Participants can also save $5 on tickets to the
VocalEssence “British Invasion” performance
conducted by Simon Halsey on Saturday, October 24
at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.

For link to community sing registration:
For link to concert:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'd rather sing than speak....

I'm not great at interviewing....or speaking! This is not modesty...I'm just stating a fact! I told the newspaper writer that I'd rather sing a song but she didn't go for it. Below is an interview I gave about the MN Mormon Chorale. There are a few things that I'm working on getting changed but just thought you might like to read about the attention the choir has received lately. -Erin


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photos / Rehearsal at Institute this Thursday 9/24!!!

Just a reminder that this week's rehearsal is at the Institute building.


We will only have about 15-20 minutes to take pictures since it's getting darker earlier these days. We want EVERYONE to be in the pictures as they will be used for the website, flyers, media publicity, etc. The photo shoot is taking place in front of the Northrop Auditorium on the U of MN Campus. You can park at the Institute or on the street nearby....there is no parking on University Ave.

Here is a link to the Institute:
(612) 331-1154

After the photo shoot, we will walk back to the Institute and have rehearsal. We'll immediately go into sectionals. See you there!!!

Homework: Listen to all music listed on the right side of this page. Men, be sure to listen to "Balulalow".

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Hello everybody!

Our SIXTH season has OFFICIALLY begun! I just wanted to take a moment to welcome all previous members as well as several new members this 2009-2010 season. Please take a moment at rehearsal to welcome the following people into the chorale:

  • Suzan Johnson (soprano) - Anoka Stake
  • Becca Robison (soprano) - St. Paul Stake
  • Marilyn Morales (soprano) - Burnsville Stake
  • Amy Gretz (soprano) - Duluth Stake
  • Janice Anderson (soprano) - Anoka Stake
  • Nicole Bator (alto) - Welcome back!!! Duluth Stake
  • David Johnson (tenor) - Anoka Stake
  • Albin Dittli (tenor) - St. Paul Stake
  • Rob Ostebo (tenor) - Welcome back!!! St. Paul Stake
  • Gary Randall (baritone) - St. Paul Stake
There are still alto I, tenor II and baritone spots available if you know anyone who is interested in singing with us.

This season will be so much fun! I hope that you will make great friendships and, most importantly, that your faith is strengthened by the beautiful and inspiring music we'll be performing. Looking forward to seeing & hearing you! :)

Warmest regards,