Under the direction of Nick Chalmers, the Mirandola Ensemble presents “Echoes of the English Renaissance,” a program centered around William Byrd’s “Mass for 5 Voices,” and including verse anthems of Henry Purcell and Tomas Tompkins, as well as 20th century works by John Stainer and Charles Wood. The candlelit concert begins at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 28, at Holy Cross Church, located at 1621 University Ave. Tickets can be purchased for $18 at the door, or for $15 if purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online at themirandolaensemble.org. There is ample parking.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 5:30 pm, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave., organist Samuel Backman will present a 45 minute Advent-themed organ recital and meditation based on the “O Antiphons.” The program will consist of organ works by Flor Peeters, Jehan Alain, Johannes Brahms, J.S. Bach, Alexander Guilmant, Andrew Carter, and Gerard Bunk. Admission is free and there is ample parking. Info: ourholycross.org, facebook.com/holycrossNEMPLS.
Support the St. Anthony Village High School Bands by shopping at Barnes & Noble Har Mar, 2100 Snelling Ave. N. in Roseville on Saturday, Dec. 14. Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale from 9 am-10 pm. Be sure to mention St. Anthony Bands at checkout. The jazz band will perform from 1-2:30 pm.
The Twin Cities Girls’ Choir (TCGC) presents a concert, “Standing Tall,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Paul Reformation Church, 100 Oxford St. N, St Paul. Several of their singers come from St. Anthony, Columbia Heights and Northeast. The theme of the concert addresses what girls in our world need to be whole, complete, achieve their dreams, and STAND TALL. The girls will present songs that address what they need and share their responses to the question “Why I sing.” The concert is part of TCGC’s 2019-2020 “Enough” series of performances, and marks the journey girls and young women take to discover their worth. The Twin Cities Girls’ Choir is a Minneapolis, performance-based music education program for girls grades 3-9. They offer young women, in two age/ability-based choirs, the experience of musical artistry and excellence through choral singing by empowering them to find their unique voices. Tickets: Adult $15; Student $10. Info: hervoiceproductions.org, 612-333-8292.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 pm, soprano Sarah Jackson and lutenist Thomas Walker, Jr. will present a concert, “Author of Light.” The program consists of Renaissance and Baroque era music by composers John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Étienne Moulinie, Nicolas Vallet, and Guillaume Morlaye, and will take place in the splendid and reverberant baroque sanctuary of Holy Cross Church, at 1621 University Ave in Northeast Minneapolis. Tickets are available for $20 at the door. A light reception will follow. Info: ourholycross.org.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 pm, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights. Organist: Dr. Ray Bannon, I.C. director of music and liturgy. Featuring J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and works by Sorge, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Piet Post, and Franck. Guest artist Stacey Hendren (trumpet) will perform music by Purcell and Hovhaness. Reception will follow. Free-will offering will be taken to benefit organ repair and maintenance. Info: 763-788-9062, parish.iccsonline.org/news/ic-church-organ-recital.
Local Minneapolis band, The Denim Boys, will play a birthday show for their singer/guitar player and Northeast resident Danny Paulson, Friday, June 28, 9:30 pm, at the Driftwood Char Bar, 4415 Nicollet Ave. Live music will be provided by The Denim Boys and Syrup Finger. This event is $5. Info: facebook.com/events/515805455618388/, denimboys.bandcamp.com/releases.
The Twin Cities Women’s Choir presents “The Places We Call Home,” a lighthearted exploration of composers inspired by geography, as well as a more serious look at the effects of not being able to live where we call home. The Twin Cities Women’s Choir includes several singers from Northeast Minneapolis, St. Anthony Village and Columbia Heights. Their concerts will also present their Spring Divas and Desserts Gala, featuring cabaret-style seating, live and silent auctions, delicious desserts, the Twin Cities Women’s Choir and ENCORE. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. $45 admission. Silent auction and reception, 6:30 pm. Program, 7 pm at St. Mary’s Event Center, 3450 Irving Ave. S, Minneapolis. Info: Elisa Olson, 612-286-1717. Tickets: twincitieswomenschoir.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.