Now in its thirteenth(!) season, The Mirandola Ensemble is a Minneapolis-based 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization working to bring choral music, Renaissance aesthetics, and education to new audiences throughout the Twin Cities and neighboring communities. In addition to our steadfast commitment to the programming and revitalization of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertoire, in recent years the Mirandola Ensemble has explored innovative programmatic avenues using contemporary compositions, as well as forged new exciting relationships via educational outreach throughout the state.
Your 2023 Give to the Max Day donation to The Mirandola Ensemble will contribute towards, among other things, our continued educational programming (we're presently scheduled to perform in over 15 schools during the 2023-2024 school year!) as well as continued live performances of newly curated concert programs. This fall we began a residency working with the graduate conducting students and Dr. Matt Mehaffey at the University of Minnesota. We also began our second year of the Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective, a year long collaboration with Augsburg University and Dr. Kristina Boerger, wherein we rehearse weekly and, for several performances, perform shoulder to shoulder with Augsburg's talented choral students. We are especially excited for this coming February's joint performance of the music of John Dowland, and a reprise of Minnesota's own Jeffrey Van's "Pictures of a Floating World," a suite for guitar and voices commissioned by Mirandola in the fall of 2019.
We're also happy to announce that we have secured matching funds of $2,000 through anonymous donors for Give to the Max Day 2023. Gifts up to that amount will therefore essentially count for double.
We are extremely proud of what The Mirandola Ensemble continues to accomplish, and we are thrilled to be back doing what we do best: bringing beautiful, underperformed music to our community and schools. Your financial contribution will help us achieve just that.
Nick Chalmers, Artistic Director