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March 17, 2019

Tickets sold out in St. Paul - and over 300 are listening tonight in Lourdes Chapel, Rochester.  Final program is now only $15.00 - catch them all in Winona at 3:00 tomorrow @ Central Lutheran Church.

March 14, 2019

I've heard it said that listening to Baroque music (and especially Bach) naturally creates order in the mind. If that's the case, CAE singers should be thinking very clearly these days. Our first rehearsal with our artistic partner for this concert - Bach Society- in p...

March 13, 2019

It went very quickly from ‘getting to know you’, to ‘getting it all together’ at rehearsal last night in Lourdes Chapel.  Everyone is excited to collaborate on Bach’s St. John Passion along with soloists Anna Christofaro, Nerea Berraondo, Nicholas Chalmers, and Alan Du...

March 11, 2019

This March, a wonderful variety of musical talents will team up, joyously, to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental St John Passion.  It should be an exhilarating evening.

First, we have our maestro, Matthias Maute, guiding the performance.  Born in Germa...

March 8, 2019

This is Bach's fair copy score of the opening chorus of the St John Passion.  In the dense 16th notes of the strings (center), one gets a visual sense of the dark, brooding unrest of the opening--g minor, aching dissonances in the oboes soaring over the swirling textur...

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November 12, 2019

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