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OSM presents our 2015-2016 Season

The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is an auditioned 90-voice choral ensemble based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, now in its 36th Season.

In addition to its annual season concerts, OSM offers its youth and community engagement programs
Viva Coro! and Summer Chorus.

Voices of Light
Friday, April 15, 2016 8:00pm
Friday, April 22, 2016 8:00pm

Voices of Light

Twin Cities premiere of Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light," a stunning evening of music and film.

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Mendelssohn: Elijah
Saturday, August 6, 2016

The CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CHOIR will be touring in the United States and will perform at Hamline Church in St. Paul on April 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Darlington

Stephen Darlington

Alexander Pott

Clive Driskill-Smith

Notes on OSM's upcoming Voices of Light concerts:

presented as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Richard Einhorn
Imagine walking down an ordinary street in an ordinary city on an ordinary day. You turn the corner and suddenly without warning, you find yourself staring at the Taj Mahal. It was with that same sense of utter amazement and wonder that I watched Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc for the first time. That was back in January of 1988. I was idly poking around in the film archives of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, looking at short avant garde films, when I happened across a still from Joan of Arc in the silent film catalog. In spite of a deep love of cinema and its history, I had never heard of either the director or the film, but since my friend Galen Brandt had suggested that I do a piece about Joan of Arc at some point, I asked to take a look at it. Some 81 minutes later, I walked out of the screening room shattered, having unexpectedly seen one of the most extraordinary works of art that I know. I immediately began to write the piece about Joan of Arc that my friend had suggested. It became a type of “opera/oratorio” that takes place during a screening of Dreyer’s masterpiece. It took six years to put together.
Richard Einhorn, Composer "Voices of Light

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Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and Legacy Logos

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnsesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to the legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.