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Bemidji State presents April 16 Choral Chamber concert

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State University will host a spring Choral Chamber Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, featuring BSU’s three choral chamber ensembles: the Chamber Singers, the men’s Musikanten and the women’s Damestimmen.

The concert, which is offered free of charge, will be held in the Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

Members of these auditioned ensembles are also members of the Bemidji Choir. Their concert program will include selections from the Renaissance through the present day including close harmonies of the pop/jazz idioms. Notable selections are “This Marriage” by Eric Whitacre, “They Are At Rest” by Edward Elgar, “Vinea mea electa” by Francis Poulenc, “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Sammy Fain, and “Everything I Own” a 1972 pop hit by BREAD.

The ensembles
•    The Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Brad Logan, is a 16-voice group recognizable as the Madrigal Dinner Royal Court.
•    Musikanten is a 20-voice men’s group directed by seniors Joe Colago of Sisseton, S. D., and Jake Kaehne of Bemidji, Minn.
•    Damestimmen is a nine-voice women’s group directed by senior Danielle Stadick of Beulah, N.D.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (218) 755-2915.

April 16
– 7:30 p.m. – Choral Chamber Ensemble Concert presented by Bemidji State University. Location: Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex, BSU campus. Admission: free. Information: (218) 755-2915.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.