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2009-2010 MUSIKANTEN MONTANA SEASON

Annual concert in memory of beloved family and friends

All Souls Concert

Sunday, November 1, 7:00 pm, Saint Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park
Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave.

with Joe Munzenrider, organist
Morten Lauridsen's beautiful and consoling "Lux Aeterna"
Motets by Josquin, Parry, Tavener, Harris


To have a candle lit both evenings in memory of a loved one ($10), call 406 - 431-7464.
Admission at the door is $10.

Listen to readings – from the fall of Adam to Gabriel’s message to Mary;
Hear (and sing) some of the great music composed for this season of waiting and hope.

Traditional Festival of Nine Advent Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 pm, Saint Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park
with Sue Brookhart, organist
Motets by Schütz, Victoria, Tchesnekoff, Hammerschmidt, Duruflé, Poston, Palestrina


The concert is a gift to the community from the Episcopal Church Women of St. Peter's.
A nursery will be provided and a reception (plum pudding!) follows.
To download a copy of the Advent program, CLICK HERE.



5 exciting concerts of "Music before 1800"

8th Annual Montana Early Music Festival

March 11-15 (Thursday through Saturday in Helena, Sunday and Monday in Missoula)

Thursday, March 11, 7:30 pm, Saint Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park, Helena
Andrés Bugallo conducts the 6 guest soloists in Heinrich Schütz’s "Musikalisches Exequien"
PLUS German Baroque organ recital by Keith Reas


Friday, March 12, 7:30 pm, Saint Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park, Helena
Brandhout Ensemble in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5, Telemann's e minor concerto for flute and recorder, and more!

Saturday, March 13, 7:00 pm, Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave., Helena
Kerry Krebill conducts soloists, orchestra and chorus in Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

Sunday, March 14, 7:00 pm (DAYLIGHT TIME!), St Paul’s Lutheran Church,
202 Brooks Street, Missoula

Kerry Krebill conducts soloists, orchestra and chorus in Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

Monday, March 15, 7:30 pm, St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks Street, Missoula
Brandhout Ensemble in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5, Telemann's e minor concerto for flute and recorder, and more!

Host ensembles: Musikanten Montana (Kerry Krebill, festival director/conductor);
The Brandhout Ensemble
Guest Baroque artists from around the country: traverso player Nancy Schneelock-Bingham, organist Keith Reas, continuo ‘cellist Chris Stuberg;
sopranos Amanda Balestrieri and Heather Barnes, mezzo-soprano Bailey Whiteman, tenor Kevin Sutton, baritones Bobb Robinson and Robert Tudor; with special guest conductor and tenor Andrés Bugallo from La Plata, Argentina.


Subscription passes as well as individual concert tickets (at the door) are available.
Subscription passes at Birds and Beasleys and all Valley Banks in Helena;
at Rockin’ Rudy’s and Morgenroth’s in Missoula.
Subscription pass (all 5 concerts) $35; Missoula concerts $25;
Single concert admission Saturday and Sunday $20;Thursday, Friday and Monday $15
ALL KIDS + ALL FREE + ALL THE TIME
Call 406-933-5246 (Helena) or 406-543-5059 (Missoula) for information.



An intense week of classes, lessons, rehearsals and concerts for the choral singer

7th Annual Helena Choral Week

Sunday, June 20 – Sunday, June 27
Guest artists Evanne Browne, soprano; Gretchen Mundinger, soprano;
Chris Dudley, counter tenor; Fred Peterbark, tenor; Thomas Gregg, tenor;
Bobb Robinson, baritone; Robert Tudor, baritone, Jean Browne, accompanist.



Click to download a brochure.

Sunday, June 20, 11:00 am, Cathedral of St. Helena, 530 N. Ewing
Mass, opens Helena Choral Week
2 motets from HCW repertoire

Palestrina's "Tu Es Petrus" and Russell Woollen's "Sequence for Easter"
(with Gretchen Mundinger, soprano, and Dale Fleck, organ)

Monday-Friday morning, Saint Peter's Episcopal Cathedral
Classes and Voice Lessons Open to the Public

9 -10am Monday, Tuesday -- Renaissance Singing with Evanne, Tom and Chris
9 -10am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- Gospel Singing with Fred
10:15 - 11:15am Monday-Friday -- Sight Singing with Kerry
Voice Lessons available all days, time TBA
[See HCW brochure for details and registration form.]

FREE (donations gladly accepted) lunch-time mini-concerts,
Monday-Friday at 12:15pm
Monday at the Myrna Loy Center, 15 N. Ewing

Frederick Peterbark, tenor, and Jean Browne, piano, "The Evolution of Gospel Music"
(Sponsored by The Mediterranean Grill)
Tuesday at the Myrna
Gretchen Mundinger, soprano, and Chas Elliott, piano, "New Songs for Soprano"
(Sponsored by Gina Shropshire)
Wednesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park
Baritones Bobb Robinson and Rob Tudor with Jean Browne, piano, "American Airs"
Music of Samuel Barber, Charles Griffes, John Jacob Niles, Ben Moore
and a new work by Mimi Stevens
(Sponsored by Valley Bank)
Thursday at the Myrna
All the guest artists and then some in PDQ Bach's half-act opera "The Stoned Guest"
Cast includes Donna Ribalda, Carmen Ghia, Don Octave, Dog and Il Commendatoreador
(Reluctantly Sponsored by Bert & Ernie's)
Friday at the Myrna
Evanne Browne, soprano, Chris Dudley, counter tenor,
Thomas Gregg, tenor, with Jean Browne, piano.
Benjamin Britten's exquisite Canticle II "Abraham and Isaac" for tenor
and countertenor, plus Baroque duets.
(Sponsored by The East Serendipity Railway)

Saturday, June 26, 8:00 pm, St. John Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave.
Final concert, "American Music -- A Melting Pot"
Works by Bernstein, Barber, Ives, Irving Fine, William Schuman, Russell Woollen, and the premiere of a commissioned work by Eric Whitacre (on 3 e.e. cummings poems) and American spirituals. With Jean Browne, piano, Joe Munzenrider, organ, and soloists Bobb Robinson, Gretchen Mundinger,
Chris Dudley, Evanne Browne and Fred Peterbark
Admission: $10 at the door ALL KIDS + ALL FREE
("American Music -- A Melting Pot" is supported by grants from
Quentin Schroeter and the Mark W. Ohnmacht Charitable Fund.
The creation of Eric Whitacre's "little man in a hurry" was
made possible by a gift from Mimi Gonigam Stevens.)

Sunday, June 27, 10:15 am, Saint Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 511 N. Park
Liturgy — Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, final musical event




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