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Nov. 6: An Evening of Choral Music
Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Music will present an evening of choral music provided by a variety of choirs and singers.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-27-2014
Mankato, Minn. – An evening of choral music will be presented by Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Music Thursday, Nov. 6. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 North 5th Street, Mankato. The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. David Dickau, will perform along with the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs - Cantanti Singers (Bloomington, MN.) and The Honors Concert Choir of Southeast Minnesota (Rochester, MN.).
A highlight of the evening performance is a premier of Dr. David Dickau’s "A Song of Joys" sung by the festival choir of 200 singers.
David Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Mankato, Minnesota 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.
Dr. 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.
General admission is $9, tickets for children, K-12 students and MSU students with a valid MavCard are $7. 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.