Exultate Chamber Choir & Orchestra

A nonprofit organization

$6,241 raised by 61 donors

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$10,000 Goal

Support Exultate Choir & Orchestra – Music That Moves the Soul

Our Mission - We believe that creating music is much more than sounding the right note at the right time. Exultate goes beyond the notes on the page to give every listener a personal, emotional experience through rich, meaningful music. Our combined choir and chamber orchestra perform music that has been delighting concertgoers for 26 years. In these troubled times, it is more important than ever to continue to "...move the souls of this and future generations.”

Our 2023-2024 Season (Our 27th Year)

This is Exultate’s 27th season. Please consider supporting us financially as we continue presenting music that moves the soul.

What a fabulous Season we have planned for you:

   Christmas Festival Concerts: Exultate presents the amazing Magnificat by J. S. Bach for choir, orchestra and soloists. Written for Christmas Day in 1723 (exactly 300 years ago) this was his first major festival composition in his new position as Cantor at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. The previous Cantor, Johann Kuhnau, had maintained the medieval tradition of interspersing four traditional carols within the movements of the Magnificat. Bach therefore added his own four new movements. It is this version Exultate presents. For the past 300 years the Magnificat has inspired and moved people who have experienced it. This stunning work is a favorite – hear it in all its glory! 

Benjamin Britten‘s A Ceremony of Carols (excerpts) written in 1942 while Britten was on a ship from America to England is a magnificent work for women’s voices and harp. Hear its amazing harmonies and interplay between harp and choir with texts written in Middle English. The women’s voices in dialogue with each other as well as the harp bring an excitement and reverence rarely heard together in this awe-inspiring work for the ages – Brilliant! 

World Premieres from Two Minnesota Composers: Included in these concerts are two World Premiere carols and other Christmas delights both old and new. Twin cities composer Mark Shepperd’s new setting of the 17th century French carol What is This Fragrance? will be performed with full orchestra. The other NEW carol will be Exultate Tenor Section Leader’s new carol, The Child of Glory. The beautiful text and music present a fitting reflection for the Christmas Season and beyond. These two fresh works will delight you and the composers will be present to greet you.

Christmas Concert Performances are December 8, 9 & 10, 2023. More Information & Tickets

    • Bruckner & Sorenson – Masterpieces: Exultate celebrates the 200th birthday of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. His choral music is captivating, inspiring and will surely move your heart. Hear his most emotional motets and portions of his monumental Requiem for choir, orchestra and soloists.

Heather Sorenson is a superb American composer. We proudly perform her beautiful Requiem written in memory of “precious lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Its first performance was given in April 2023. The style in which she writes is reminiscent of composers John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjello and similar current composers who present beautiful melodies and rich harmonies coupled with orchestra, choir and soloists.

.  Performances are April 12, 13 & 14, 2024. More Information & Tickets

Click for more information about Exultate: Exultate.org

YOU CAN HELP!    

Your contribution, big or small, will make it possible for us to continue in our 25th year and beyond.  Your donation will make a difference in the lives of the performers who create our soul-stirring music and the future audiences that will be able to attend a live concert or listen to recordings of the music from Exultate.

Be well and stay tuned!

Thank you sincerely for your continued financial support – The Exultate family of musicians is very appreciative of your contributions.

Exultate is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Exultate Chamber Choir & Orchestra

Tax id (EIN)

41-1846579

Categories

Arts & Culture

Address

PO Box 22314
Eagan, MN 55122

Phone

651-707-0727

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