Founded in 1972, the Minnesota Chorale is the primary choral collaborator of the Minnesota Orchestra, and frequently performs with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Unlike comparable vocal ensembles, the chorale’s repertoire often includes concert versions and semi-staged productions of canonical operas like Tosca and The Magic Flute in addition to singing liturgical works and presenting regional premieres of contemporary works by John Adams, Jennifer Higdon, and Charles Wuorinen.
Beyond the traditional performance experience, there are free “InChoir” sessions, in which members of the public are invited to join the chorale to actively participate in working rehearsals. Of particular note, is the group’s annual outreach initiative Bridges, which engages previously under-represented cultural and social communities as audiences and as creative contributors. One such initiative involves the creation of Voices of Experience, a choir comprised of seniors from the Twin Cities area.
Minnesota Chorale Information
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Several performances (the group is regularly contracted by the Minnesota Orchestra)
- Ticket Prices: Varies by program and venue
- Subscriptions: Contact for more information
- Membership: Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.