This year, the Concordia Christmas Concert took some considerable risks in music programming choices. Artistic risk-taking is a double edged sword that either pays off in full or falls flat, and the Christmas Concert this year had examples of these both. I would describe the concert as an artistic collage
The Concordia Christmas concerts have been a staple of the college since 1927, bringing joy to attendees and performers. Each year, since 1986, René Clausen has to constantly think about the next year’s theme after the current year ends. This year, the theme is The Beauty of the Earth, which
From beloved children’s music, demanding pieces from the common piano repertoire and even some Led Zeppelin, Matthew Cataldi’s program had it all. Cataldi, piano, performed in the Christiansen Recital Hall at 7:30 pm on Friday Nov. 2 as a part of the department of music’s guest recital series, and he
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Fargo Record Fair attracted a record number of music lovers from across the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. Not only did this event showcase an eclectic collection of vinyl for sale, it provided an opportunity for the community to bond over a mutual appreciation for vinyl and
Three of Concordia’s choirs were showcased in a concert this weekend – Cantabile, Kantorei and Chapel Choir – each of which proved that they could be flagship ensembles at another college in the country. The Three Choirs Concert performed on Oct. 7 was stupendous. Led by Michael Culloton, associate professor
My favorite part of homecoming has always been the homecoming concert. This concert brings together the three flagship ensembles of our music program and it reminds many alumni of the band, orchestra, and choir programs what it was like to be performing in Memorial Auditorium. The concert on Saturday, Sept.
On Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Christiansen Recital Hall (CRH), five senior members of the Concordia Band competed in a competition to be named senior soloist of the 2019 band tour. It was a stunning concert that featured the powerhouses of the band’s wind sections. Jordan Doely, clarinet; Rebecca Elliott,