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Bach Festival

With a festival celebrating why Bach still is important to us, Plymouth Church celebrates Philip Brunelle’s 45th year as Plymouth’s Organist-Choirmaster April 4–6.[read on...]

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Traveling to Bolivia

10th Festival Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca Americana “Misiones de Chiquitos” Next month I will be traveling for the first time to South America,[read on...]

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Isacco’s Back…

Isacco Columbo is a wonderful musician that I met back in Legnano, Italy when The Rose Ensemble was invited to participate in La Fabbrica del[read on...]

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No trippin’ the Patagonia fantastic…

The Rose Ensemble had to come to a very difficult decision this past Saturday.  On Friday, we had found out that all the domestic flights[read on...]

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Tragedy on the Sea Nymph: We had a blast

I just have to say that this was such a fun experience!  I’ve performed a lot of opera in my days, but this was a[read on...]

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Off to Madison, WI

The Rose Ensemble was invited to perform in this year’s Madison Early Music Festival. Created in 2000, the MEMF provides an opportunity for Early Music[read on...]

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A Dog Opera

Yep. You saw that headline correctly. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will be host to the Midwest Premier of “Tragedy on the Sea Nymph”[read on...]

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New Rose Ensemble Show & Finale to 15th Anniversary!

I’m excited to bring you this news!  We’ve been in rehearsals for this show, and there are some numbers that will make you tap your[read on...]

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Dowland, Campion, Vivaldi, May…

The month of May is turning out to be quite merry, indeed! On Sunday, May 8th, my friend Phillip Rukavina and I will be presenting[read on...]

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Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  I had one of those church musician weekends.  The church I’m soloist at, Plymouth Congregational Church, only has 2 services during Holy[read on...]

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Bach Mass in B Minor

This weekend I have the privilege to perform one of the master works of all time, Bach’s Mass in B Minor. In a collaboration with[read on...]

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Off to Austin, Mora, Franz Liszt and New Hair!

The Rose Ensemble rehearsals are starting back up today – it’s been 3 weeks and I miss my collegues.  I’m also looking forward to a[read on...]

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New Shows!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to my blog.  A lot has been going on in my personal life that has kept me[read on...]

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The Rose Ensemble Free Concert

The Rose Ensemble is launching its 15th anniversary season this Saturday evening, September 11th, with a free concert and wine reception.  Enjoy a preview of[read on...]

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Workshopping with Ben Bagby

What a treat is in store for the women of The Rose Ensemble.  This week we will be working with one of the most revered[read on...]

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It’s Operetta Tonight!

Well maybe not tonight (depending on when you’re reading this) but on Tuesday evening, July 6th.  I will be joined by local Twin Cities luminaries Maria Jette,[read on...]

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What a Great Show Last Night…

Glorious Revolution Baroque semi-staged a production of Dido & Aeneas last night to a sold out crowd in a small and intimate theater space in[read on...]

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Dido & Aeneas

Glorious Revolution Baroque presents this opera in an intimate setting at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN with David Douglass leading our esteemed instrumentalists.  Join us[read on...]

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Contralto Repertoire

One of the most asked questions is about rep.  Where can I find music written for contralto and what do you recommend? Here is a[read on...]

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Recent Review of Candlelight Concerts

A very nice review on our last concert of the season. Thanks to David Hawley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press who also acknowledged the[read on...]

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