Music fans with ties to Northeast may want to tune in to YouTube on Saturday, April 17 at 8 pm for a fun, free, acoustic Americana concert. Northeast-based band “Sonic Love Child” (SLC) will play as a full band indoors for the first time since February 2020. Point your web browser to https://www.youtube.com/user/pidgit82/videos to join the free livestream concert from 8-9:15 pm. SLC is in their 11th year of playing together. Follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/soniclovechild to stay in the loop about upcoming gigs this spring and summer. To get in touch, contact Dave Alderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Thou Mighty God,” a program offered by lutenist Thomas Walker Jr. and soprano Sarah Jackson, features sacred devotional works of the late Renaissance and early Baroque for lute and soprano, including music by Claude LeJeune, Nicolas Vallet, John Dowland, Etienne Moulinie, and Michelagnolo Galilei. The program will take place on Sunday, March 28, at 2:30 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1621 University Ave. NE. You can attend in person or online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wBIAAbPyU&feature=youtu.be. Admission is free and there is ample parking. Info: 612-930-0864, OurHolyCross.org.
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.
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.
Midday Music Makers provide a live music experience at their inter-generational lunch break for young learners, young adults, and people experiencing memory loss and make a positive impact on the community’s health each Friday, 12:30-1 pm. All musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) or musical groups that can perform proficiently to all age groups and have a desire to create a joyful experience in the community are encouraged to apply. All applicants must submit a sample of a musical performance and/or references. All forms of musical performance are welcome but lyrics must be appropriate for young learners and people experiencing memory loss. If you are a musician in need of an audience, please share your music with them. Contact: 612-787-4014 or email email@example.com.
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.