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Minhua Chinese Chorus to perform with MN Center Chorale

"A Rainbow Across the Pacific" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Ritchie Auditorium of St. Cloud State University.

The Minnesota Center Chorale is directed by Jody Martinson; the Minhua Chorus is conducted by Lei Li, with artistic director Qian Xu.

Join us for a festive celebration with Chinese and American folk music, as well as modern music from both cultures! We celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival and the 60th anniversary of China's National Day. Other special guests include CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, Chinese instruments, solo dancers, Muzige Children's Choir from Chinese School, and vocal soloists and small ensembles. Hear each ensemble sing individually and join together for several selections.

Ticket information

For ticket or general information please contact < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call (320) 257-0603. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Single ticket prices are $15 Adult; $13 Senior; $5 Student.

About Minhua Chorus - Founded in 1991, Minhua Chorus is a non-profit and volunteer-driven arts organization whose mission is to maintain and enhance the cultural heritage and identity of the Chinese community in the Twin Cities, to promote cultural exchange and understanding between people of different ethnic backgrounds, and to foster the development of cultural pluralism in American society. Chorus members come from all walks of life. Since its establishment, Minhua Chorus has been faithfully fulfilling its mission of bringing original Chinese music to people in Minnesota. The chorus has so far staged more than 60 performances to a diverse and appreciative community.

The Minnesota Center Chorale (MCC) - begins its 37th season in the fall of 2009. Comprised of 80 singers, the MCC draws members throughout Central Minnesota. As a regional community chorus, all its members are volunteers. The MCC performs a mixture of classical and contemporary music, often with orchestral accompaniment. Works performed in past seasons include Requiem Masses by Brahms and Verdi; Masses by Ethel Smyth, Mozart, and Amy Beach; Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio; and programs entitled Music by Asians & Asian-Americans, Space Music and Rhythm & Song. MCC commissioned Korean American composer Yung-wha Son to write Song of Diaspora for our concert in May 2006, and she was in residency with the MCC for the premiere and the week leading up to the performance. In 2008, Judith Shatin completed a residency with MCC, which culminated with the premiere of the MCC commission of a new orchestrated version of Songs of War and Peace. Past residencies include English composer David Fanshawe and a performance of his African Sanctus, and Mary McAuliffe from Ireland for a performance of her Return to Old Ireland. The Minnesota Center Chorale is a member of United Arts of Central Minnesota.