A series of events hosted by The Singers, a professional choir in Minneapolis, will honor the contributions and work of Dr. René Clausen.
The events – including a community sing – will be held Feb. 19-21.
Clausen is renowned as conductor of The Concordia Choir. The director and choral composer is on sabbatical this academic year, but his teaching legacy is evident throughout Minnesota.
Many of his students have become leading choral directors and educators, including Dr. Matthew Culloton '98, founding artistic director of The Singers.
The three events celebrating the musical achievements of Clausen are:
High School Choral Collaboration
7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi
Clausen will work with six high school choirs throughout the day and their efforts will culminate in this combined evening performance.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20
First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights
Sing under Clausen’s direction and learn more about the inspiration behind his most celebrated works. Cost per sheet music packet is $15 and they are available at www.singersmca.org. Non-singing audience members are welcome free of charge.
René Clausen Festival: Honoring a Choral Icon
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21
House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Hear The Singers perform Clausen’s inspirational music.
For more information and tickets, visit The Singer’s website: www.singersmca.org