Bass Auditions for Spring 2018

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From Age to Age is pleased to announce bass auditions for the spring portion of the 11th (2017-18) season.

Auditions will take place at:

St. Olaf Catholic Church

215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Parking is available in the outdoor surface lot.

Dates and Time(s): By Appointment

Section(s): Bass

Auditions include vocalises and vocal exercises to determine range, sight-reading and tonal memory skills. All auditioning singers will be asked to prepare two brief choral excerpts for this audition. The excerpts will be provided after scheduling your audition. Auditions are by appointment only and will last approximately 15 minutes.

From Age to Age rehearses on Thursday nights from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church.  We are looking for singers that can make a commitment to the Spring calendar and beyond.

Please submit a musical resume or CV via email to the artistic director, Dr. Peter J. Durow,  peterdurow@yahoo.com with the subject line “Audition” or call 573.587.2223 for more information.

From Age to Age is a Minnesota non-profit choral ensemble comprised of accomplished musicians who inspire audiences of all ages with their passion and performance of highest level choral music. From Age to Age enriches communities in music appreciation through cultural, educational, and outreach programming.

Auditions for 2017-18 Season

From Age to Age is pleased to announce auditions for its 11th (2017-18) season.

Auditions will take place at:

St. Olaf Catholic Church

215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Parking is available in the outdoor surface lot.

Dates and Time(s): By Appointment

Section(s): SATB

Auditions include vocalises and vocal exercises to determine range, sight-reading and tonal memory skills. All auditioning singers will be asked to prepare two brief choral excerpts for this audition. The excerpts will be provided after scheduling your audition. Auditions are by appointment only and will last approximately 15 minutes.

From Age to Age rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church.  We are looking for singers that can make a commitment for the entire season.

Please submit a musical resume or CV via email to the artistic director, Dr. Peter J. Durow,  peterdurow@yahoo.com with the subject line “Audition” or call 573.587.2223 for more information.

From Age to Age is a Minnesota non-profit choral ensemble comprised of accomplished musicians who inspire audiences of all ages with their passion and performance of highest level choral music. From Age to Age enriches communities in music appreciation through cultural, educational, and outreach programming.

Welcoming Peter Durow as Artistic Director

We are so excited to welcome Peter Durow as our Artistic Director! He brings a wealth of musical knowledge and experience, and we're ready for him to lead From Age to Age into our 10th season.

Peter J. Durow is delighted to become the new artistic director of From Age to Age. Since moving back to the Twin Cities in 2016, he has sung with a number of choirs and will also conduct the Concert Choir at St. Cloud State University and the adult choir and handbell choir at Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, MN during the 2016-17 season. Dr. Durow has taught both at the secondary and University levels having previously served on the music faculties at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Well known as an active composer and arranger of choral music, Peter has written for public school mixed and treble choirs, professional choirs, church choirs, men’s choruses and children’s choirs. His compositions and arrangements are published in the Henry Leck Choral Series and Rodney Eichenberger Choral Series with Colla Voce Music, LLC. Additional compositions and arrangements are published and available with Heritage Music Press and MusicSpoke.

Durow received his Ph.D. in Choral Conducting / Choral Music Education from Florida State University. His earlier studies include a M.M. in Conducting from Butler University, a B.M. in Vocal Music Education from Augsburg College, and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Bethany Lutheran College. Peter lives with his wife, Jodi, and their two children in Osseo, Minnesota.

Give To The Max Day 2015

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Minnesota's Give to the Max Day is today, November 12th! Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation to your favorite charities on GiveMN.org. Your giving on this day makes a difference to us far beyond the 24-hour giving event; you will directly support From Age to Age’s ability to make beautiful choral music in 2016.

Although From Age to Age accepts donations year round on the website, your donation on Give to the Max Day may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000. Here’s how: On November 12, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000. Here’s another exciting part: One donation made on GiveMN.org will be randomly selected at noon and at the end of Give to the Max Day to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket! The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org on November 12, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation.

From Age to Age functions solely on donations and concert admissions to keep spreading their vision in choral arts. Our annual goal is to raise $5,000, and you can help us reach our goal. Be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 12 by visiting GiveMN.org and searching for our organization, or by clicking here:  https://givemn.org/organization/Fromagetoagemn/.

Matt Goinz Joins From Age to Age as New Artistic Director

Artistic Director Matthew Goinz comes to From Age to Age in the midst of a burgeoning musical career. Entering his second year with acclaimed professional men’s ensemble, Cantus, with whom he has made choral and solo appearances at Lincoln Center, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Houston Friends of Music, the Ordway Theatre, and can be heard on public radio programs such as “Performance Today” and “A Prairie Home Companion”. Goinz has premiered commissions by well-known composers such as David Lang, Libby Larsen, Dale Warland, Roger Treece, and Ysaye Barnwell. He maintains a rigorous national and international touring schedule with Cantus as singer, tour manager, and communications facilitator, fostering relationships with other performing arts organizations throughout the region and across the country.

A native of northern Minnesota, Goinz has collaborated with a number of arts organizations in Minnesota and Arizona as a conductor, vocalist, coach, and pianist. Also an experienced church musician, he has served as a Director of Music, cantor, and section leader. Goinz attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, and completed his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

 

From Age to Age begins Spring 2015 Season

The holiday break is over for us! Singers returned to St. Olaf Catholic Church this weekend for our Spring retreat. In preparation for our February 27th and 28th performances titled, "Lift Thine Eyes," From Age to Age rehearses pieces by composers Byrd, Palestrina, Eric Whitacre, and Minnesota native Eric Barnum. We hope you'll join us for selections from "Lift Thine Eyes" at the Northern Voice Festival on April 11th in Minneapolis at the Hoversten Chapel at Augsburg College. More details on the Northern Voice Festival and more to come soon! Follow From Age to Age on Facebook for more details!

From Age to Age: A headlining choir at the Northern Voice Festival!

From Age to Age is proud to announce our selection as a headlining choral ensemble in the inaugural year of the Northern Voice Festival. This newly-formed festival is the brainchild of executive and artistic directors from The National Lutheran Choir, The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, The Singers, and The Minnesota Chorale. From Age to Age is extremely proud and excited to be selected for this new and what we hope becomes an annual tradition in Minnesota!

The press release for the Northern Voice Festival is below.


Northern Voice Festival Launches

Announces Headliners, Invites More Proposals

Minneapolis, MN – In a move that will celebrate and spotlight Minnesota’s massive singing

culture, the Northern Voice Festival announced today a new month­long, statewide festival

of singing to run April 10 ­ May 10, 2015 along with Fringe­like Festival Days on two

Saturdays, April 11 and 25, 2015. Nine headlining groups were announced for the Festival

Days representing a wide variety of musical styles. The Festival also extended an open

invitation to singing groups (2 or more people, formal and informal, all styles) to propose

programs that will be selected at a public lottery at 7pm on Monday, January 5, 2015 at

Seventh Street Social in St Paul.

Month­long, statewide Festival

The Northern Voice Festival will promote groups’ self­produced events from April 10­May 10,

2015 online, on­air and in print. It is forecast that there will be 120­180 events during that

time. To see the dates already listed, go to the Northern Voice Calendar

(www.tinyurl.com/northernvoicefestival). To register your group’s events, email

blake@nlca.com.

“We want to feature groups in all styles. Minnesota’s singing culture extends well beyond the

traditional choir which blossomed over the last 150 years as a result of training singers

received in churches and colleges,” noted the Festival’s executive producer, Randall

Davidson. “We are looking for barbershop quartets, jazz vocal ensembles, rock, a capella,

music theater revues, folk singers, gospel choirs, community sing­alongs, doo­wop...the list is

as long and wide as Minnesota!”

Festival Days & Headliners

The Festival Days of the Northern Voice Festival will be held on April 11th in Minneapolis and

April 25th in St. Paul. Four venues in Minneapolis will be in and around the University of

Minnesota campus, including Ted Mann Hall; four venues in St. Paul will be downtown and

include the brand new Ordway Concert Hall. All venues are within a 10­minute walking

distance. Over six hours each Festival Day, audiences can choose between more than 20

different musical events.

The nine “headliners” responded to a public call for proposals with a mid­October deadline

and are representative of the variety and excellence of singing throughout Minnesota: from St.

Cloud to St. Peter, youth choirs, a program about gender identity, an Americana program with

blue grass band, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, a choir formed to raise money and

awareness for social agencies, a brand­new ensemble for young adult singers, and a whole

program dedicated to choir and orchestra music composed by the exciting

Norwegian­American, Ola Gjeilo. (see Headliner Descriptions)

Invitation for more proposals

Established groups or amateur pick­up singing projects are invited to make proposals for one

of the Festival Days. All singing styles are encouraged because, ”Northern Voice’s mission is

to harmonize singers and communities” said Davidson.The only requirement is that proposals

must include two or more people singing together for at least 30 minutes.”

“We currently have about two dozen proposals from singing groups for the festival days, and

we are expecting 30 to 40 more,” explained Blake Bolan, the Northern Voice Festival’s

Marketing and Communications Director. “We also have a crowd­sourced Northern Voice

Calendar, which helps us to promote singing events across the state year­round, and

especially during our Festival Month. We currently have about 25 groups on the calendar, and

we will increase that number to many more singing groups in the state promoting their events

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota

State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage

For more information, visit www.northernvoicefestival.org, email blake@nlca.com, or call

612­386­9541

About Northern Voice

Northern Voice is a project of the National Lutheran Choir formed as a partnership arising

from years of collaboration between singing groups throughout Minnesota. The founding

members of the Northern Voice partnership are The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, the

Minnesota Chorale, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, VocalEssence and the National

Lutheran Choir. Northern Voice’s mission is to harmonize singers and communities by

building social and economic equity, celebrating artistic excellence and encouraging deeper

engagement among communities of support. Current programs include the crowd­sourced

Northern Voice Calendar and the month­long, statewide Northern Voice Festival.