The Phipps Choral Society “Opera and Oratorio Encores!” Registration

Starting DateDecember 11, 2018

Ending DateFebruary 10, 2019

Ticket Prices$20 membership fee

Event Description

This spring, engage in some of history’s most monumental choral music. Join The Phipps Choral Society as they perform timeless works from the great composers – Handel, Verdi, Bernstein, Puccini, and others. This is going to be a big sing with dramatic and full-voiced choruses.  We need your voice! Register for The Phipps Choral Society here.  You will be asked to select your voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass); and then to enter your First and Last Name and E-mail Address.


  • No auditions are necessary to be a member of the Choral Society chorus, however a good grasp of basic musicianship skills will be of definite benefit to interested singers.
  • Registration before Friday, January 4, 2018 is preferred.
  • Rehearsals start Sunday, February 10, 2:30 at The Phipps in the Music Studio.
  • Singers are expected to attend the vast majority of rehearsals and the final rehearsal with soloists.
  • Performance is Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2 p.m.
  • A $20 membership fee is collected from each participant to help with production costs for the performance.



The Phipps Choral Society will be performing the following pieces for “Opera and Oratorio Encores!”:


“Hallelujah” from Messiah, by George F. Handel


“Chorus of Hebrew Slaves” from Nabucco, by Giuseppi Verdi


“Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini


“Choral Excerpt” from Hymn of Praise, by Felix Mendelssohn


“Triumphal Scene” from Aida, by Verdi


“The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land, by Aaron Copland


“Brindisi” from La Traviata, by Verdi


“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide, by Leonard Bernstein


Thomas Dahle, Music Director since 1993, received his degree in instrumental and vocal music from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. He has been a member of The Minnesota Chorale and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale. Performances with these groups, in concert with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Minnesota Orchestra, have given him rehearsal and performance experience with world-renowned conductors Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Jeffrey Tate, Eiji Oue, Hugh Wolff, Andrew Litton, Harry Bicket, Nicholas McGegan, Douglas Boyd, Kathy Romey, and Dale Warland.



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