WINONA, Minn. — The Rose Ensemble, a Minnesota-based choral group, will perform Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in a concert presented by the Page Series at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, 1155 W. Wabasha St. in Winona.
Titled “Welcome the Stranger: The Promise of Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica,” this “Off the Page” concert will feature medieval and Renaissance music. The Rose Ensemble will combine virtuosic artistry and scholarly research to create a unique musical experience.
Bringing together human culture and spirituality, their repertoire spans more than 1,000 years and 25 languages and includes rarely heard music from archives and manuscript libraries around the world. The program, researched and created by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, features more than five centuries of music exploring Saint Benedict’s rule of unconditional hospitality.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Rose Ensemble will highlight music by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), as well as a new work honoring Saint Scholastica by Minnesota composer Abbie Betinis. The program features 10 voices accompanied by viola da gamba, violone, positiv organ, and theorbo.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. To order, visit Page Theatre or call the Performance Center Box Office at 507-457-1715 (noon to 6 p.m., weekdays). Tickets will also be available at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels beginning at 2 p.m. on March 18.
About the Performance Center
Serving over 25,000 visitors per year, the goal of the Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is to be Southeastern Minnesota’s premiere performing arts center, bringing artists and community together through imaginative programming, unique collaborations, a welcoming atmosphere, and exceptional service. The Performance Center strives to be the venue through which artists and community connect, where audiences can experience a variety of cultures through quality performances of music, theatre and dance, and discover the relevance of the arts in their daily lives.
Page Series activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Educational and community programs are made possible through the support of the Xcel Energy Foundation.