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Congratulations to Rick Kvam

Rick was honored this last weekend as a 2016 inductee to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. We here at Choral Arts Ensemble were not surprised, being exposed to his talent and passion for the choral art on a daily basis. He's also an engaging and thoughtful writer and speaker, and so we include here the transcript of his acceptance speech from the ceremony on November 4, 2016 at the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in New Ulm, Minnesota. Thank you. In this state so full of terrific musicians, I was surprised and humbled by this recognition. I’ve been lucky to be involved with choirs my whole life. As a general rule, Lutherans like to get you into Cherub Choir right after toilet-training. And t

We danced and sang

Our season is officially open following two fabulous concerts in October - a small but enthusiastic audience warmly welcomed us to Chatfield and our home crowd was equally as participatory last weekend at Zumbro Lutheran Church. What a treat to have Juan-Tony Guzman of Luther College sit in with us to play the tambora on a couple of numbers, including his arrangement of the Dominican folk song Chanflin. One of the singers stepped out of our pre-concert run through and shot this fun video. The choir started the concert with their renowned a cappella singing, opening with Henry Purcell's In These Delightful Pleasant Groves, exhorting all to pipe, dance and sing to celebrate our "happy, happ

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