Kantorei, the Minnesota-based a cappella choral ensemble conducted by Axel Theimer, opens its 2019-20 concert season with its traditional Fall Audience Appreciation concert.
The choir will premiere David Evan Thomas’s “Sing to Me,” a setting of a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, commissioned by the choir and dedicated to Kantorei director Axel Theimer. (left: Theimer and Thomas, 2015)
Directed by Axel Theimer since its inception in 1988, Kantorei is one of the premier a cappella choral ensembles in Minnesota. The choir’s approach to singing, with an integral focus on vocal freedom, allows the singers to communicate the emotional and expressive content of music and text with natural beauty. Kantorei’s mission is to share a passion for lifelong singing, with emphasis on distinctive and diverse choral literature. This will be the sixth work by Thomas sung by Kantorei. Others include Light Upon the Water, 3 Psalms and For God so Loved the World.
Sunday, October 27, 3 PM
The Church of Christ the King
5029 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410