NDSU Concert Choir announces 2016 Spring Tour

February 26, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers present the 2016 Spring Tour concert series in March, featuring dynamic choral works that include music by composers John Corigliano, Edwin Fissinger, and NDSU graduate Dr. Eric Saari, who premieres new songs based on three poems by Emily Dickinson.

Dr. Jo Ann Miller conducts the Concert Choir and Dr. Saari is serving as interim conductor for the Madrigal Singers. Tour performances include a home concert in Fargo and performances in Grafton, Langdon, and Grand Forks, N.D.; and in Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba.

Tour Schedule

Sunday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Ave. N., Fargo, ND
Home concert only: $5 adults, $2 student and seniors, NDSU students free with I.D.

The following concerts are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Grafton High School Auditorium, 1548 School Road, Grafton ND

Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
United Lutheran Church, 1216 9th Avenue, Langdon, ND

Sunday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.
First Mennonite Church, 922 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Monday, March 14. 7:30 p.m..
Knox United Church, 451 18th St., Brandon MB

Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m..
with Red River High School and Grand Forks Central High School madrigal singers
Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 South 9th Street, Grand Forks, ND

About the NDSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers
The NDSU Concert Choir has a distinguished tradition of performing eminent choral literature at the highest level of artistry. Under Dr. Jo Ann Miller's direction, the choir has performed at state, regional and national music conferences, including eight North Central American Choral Directors Association conferences and the association's national conference in San Antonio, Texas.

The 60-voice choir rehearses daily and performs several concerts each year on campus and during annual spring tours. The choir performs regularly with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony and tours overseas every three years. Most recently, the choir visited Eastern and Central Europe in 2009, toured Croatia and Italy in 2012, and Iceland and Scotland in 2015. The choir received the first place gold medal at the International Choral Competition in Zadar, Croatia, during the 2012 tour.

The NDSU Madrigal Singers is a highly selective ensemble that performs vocal chamber music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Conducted by Dr. Michael Weber, the Madrigal Singers perform for numerous NDSU celebrations, tour each spring with the NDSU Concert Choir and also tour separately throughout the region. Dr. Eric Saari is serving as Dr. Weber’s sabbatical replacement this spring, conducting the Madrigal Singers.

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