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Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers to perform in Massachusetts

February 21, 2022

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The Chamber Singers of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will perform in Worcester, Sutton, and Boston, Mass., as part of their 2022 concert tour.

The 20-voice select ensemble is directed by Dr. Patrick M. O’Shea, professor of music.

Tour performances will include the following liturgies and concerts:

  • Cathedral of The Sacred Heart, Winona, Minn.
    Saturday, Feb. 26, 5:15 p.m. Mass
  • Sutton High School, Sutton, Mass.
    Monday, Feb. 28, 12:15 p.m. Short Performance for students and staff
  • King’s Chapel Recital Series, King’s Chapel, Boston
    Tuesday, March 1, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Concert
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, Mass.
    Tuesday, March 1, 7 p.m. Concert
  • St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Sutton, Mass.
    Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass
  • St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Boston
    Sunday, March 6, 11:30 a.m. Mass with Prelude and Postlude performances

All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated above, and guests are welcome at the various liturgies. Repertoire will include acappella works by Stephen Chatman, Giovanni da Palestrina, Bob Chilton, John Tavener, and Moses Hogan. The concerts will feature the world premiere performances of Piango, Ardo e Canto, settings of three poems by the Italian Renaissance poet Gaspara Stampa, composed by Dr. O’Shea, and featuring student violinists Joel Zabel and Olivia White.

Upon their return, the Chamber Singers will present a free “Homecoming Concert” at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, 7th and Vila streets, Winona, on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.