The East Central Minnesota Chorale (ECMC), under the direction of Mark Potvin, together with the Unum Vox, the chorale’s high school honors choir, and specially invited guest high school choirs from Milaca, Laura Odden, director, Pine City, Jennifer Krinke, director, and Cambridge-Isanti, Frank Wells, director, will sing in the chorale’s annual Scholarship Concert.
This gala concert will be Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Richard Hardy Performing Arts Center, Cambridge-Isanti High School.
Each of the five choirs will perform a short set of pieces individually, and then join forces to perform the famous and much loved Requiem in D Minor, by Gabriel Faure. The St. Cloud State University Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Daniel O’Bryant, conductor, will accompany the choirs for the requiem.
Also at this Scholarship Concert the chorale will present two $500 scholarships to specially selected high school choir seniors, who plan to participate in choral music at the college level, a tradition the chorale has maintained for several years.
In addition, a representative from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota will be in attendance, observing the 50th anniversary year of the ACDA, to present certificates to each participating choir, honoring the importance of choral music in our high schools and in the lives of the people of Minnesota.
Adult tickets are $10; age 17 and under are admitted free. Tickets are on sale at The Leader in Cambridge, the K-Bob Cafe in Princeton, or from ECMC or Unum Vox members. Tickets will also be on sale at the door a half-hour prior to the concert.
This activity is funded by a grant from the East Central Regional Arts council with funds provided by the Minnesota Arts and cultural Heritage “Legacy” funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.