The Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, under the direction of Michael Culloton, will present the first of three Cathedral Classics concerts at Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for tudents. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.fmchoralartists.org/events.
Two additional concerts will take place at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, 5202 25th St. S., Fargo, on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.
As part of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists' 40th Anniversary Concert Season, these mid-winter concerts will feature beloved choral classics by J.S. Bach, Antonio Lotti, Pablo Casals, and Adolphus Hailstork. To make these concerts even more special, the group will be premiering of a new seven movement work titled, "I Call your Name," by young composer Connor Koppin. This piece is written for choir, piano, and string quartet with texts by Minnesota Public Radio personality and poet Brian Newhouse. Joining the 65 voice chorus will be a professional pianist and string quartet.
Detroit Lakes' own Scott Mehlhaff, a baritone in the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, as well as being both the organist and music director at Holy Rosary, remarked, "We hope you'll join us for a concert that will not soon be forgotten."
The Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, founded in 1980 as the F-M Chamber Chorale, perform choral music of all artistic styles and musical periods. The F-M Choral Artists rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings from September to April. The choir presents three subscription concerts and an annual benefit concert. In addition to these regular concerts, the F-M Choral Artists regularly collaborate with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, providing the singers the opportunity to perform major choral/orchestral repertoire. Michael Culloton is the sixth artistic director and conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists.