The twelve performers of the internationally renowned Rose Ensemble, based in St. Paul, have traveled the globe during their years of preserving and performing sacred and secular early music. During this holiday season they will be sharing the riches of their voices and a thousand years of music with audiences throughout the state of Minnesota.
The music of the Ensemble brings to mind ancient chants, hymns, choral works and legends mingled with the Christmas story. Spanning eight centuries, “Slavic Wonders” includes a 12-part Russian Orthodox motets written for Peter the Great’s Imperial Court Chapel Choir, powerful double-choir works from the Polish Renaissance, Czech-language medieval hymns and Ukrainian Christmas carols.
Their Minnesota schedule includes:
Friday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. Mary of the Angels Chapel, 901 Franciscan Way, LaCrosse, WI $25
Saturday, December 17, 8:00 p.m. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN $25
Sunday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street, Duluth, MN $25/$10 students at the door
Thursday, December 22, 7:30 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1900 Wellesley, St. Paul $37, $27, $15
Friday, December 23, 8:00 p.m. Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis $37, $27, $15