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Nov. 9: An Evening of Choral Music

Performance will be presented by Department of Music.

2017-11-10
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-27-2017

MANKATO, Minn. – An evening of choral music will be presented by Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Music on Thursday, Nov. 9. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 North 5th St., Mankato.

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of David Dickau, will perform along with a number of area high school choirs.

Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Mankato, Minn., where he has served as director of choral activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 1991. He recently received the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from the University.

Dickau's published compositions appear in a number of catalogues. He has filled commissions for choral festivals, colleges and universities, community choirs, churches, and schools. Significant commissions have included "Dresden Canticles" composed in honor of the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany and "View from the Air" commissioned by the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation in honor of the seventieth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight.

Described as remarkably virtuosic by the Columbus Republic and transcendent by the Daytona Beach News Journal, tenor Aaron Humble originally hails from Northeast Ohio. Believing that a consummate musician can tackle multiple genres, Humble has performed in opera, recital, concert, and chamber music venues. During his tenure with Cantus, Humble enjoyed solo appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Pops and concert appearances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, and The Chautauqua Institute. Humble has taught at Augustana College (Ill.) and is currently a member of the faculty at Minnesota State Mankato, where he teaches applied voice, diction, and conducts the University Chorale.

General admission is $9 and $7 for K-12 students and MSU students with a valid MavCard. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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