The St. Catherine Choral Society will present two glorious sacred works in a concert Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m., in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 S. Albert, St. Paul. Schubert’s Mass in B-flat Major, a sparkling Classical setting of the traditional Latin texts, will be followed by Rutter’s sometimes exuberant, sometimes tender, setting of the Magnificat, Mary’s canticle of praise. The latter, like so much of Rutter’s music, with its tuneful melodies, dancelike rhythms, and skillful interweaving of English and Latin texts, and colorful orchestration, effectively blends popular and classical styles.
General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and St. Catherine alumnae.
The 75-voice choir will be joined by soloists Kristie Tigges, Sahar Hassan, John deCausmeaker and Timothy Bruett, and an orchestra of professional musicians. Patricia Cahalan Connors will conduct.
The St. Catherine Choral Society is a community masterworks choir sponsored by St. Catherine University. Founded in 1993, the choir has gained a reputation for their artistry and joy in performing. Men and women from across the metro area, as well as St. Catherine students, faculty, staff and alumnae comprise the choir.