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Bridges - Minnesota Youth Chorus

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The Chorale's Bridges series, begun in 1994 to build musical and social bridges to diverse populations, has been acclaimed as a national model for community engagement programs. Bridges is a series of musical initiatives that harness the richness and diversity of the global choral repertoire to engage cultural communities and raise awareness of pressing social needs. Each year, the Chorale identifies key program collaborators, whether a community, an organization, an artist, or some combination of these. It then identifies appropriate occasions and venues, locates or commissions suitable repertoire, and tailors a range of outreach, education, and performance activities to accomplish the goals of the program. The cumulative results of two decades of Bridges programs include a widening of the audience for choral music in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, and a web of organizational and individual connections centered on music but reaching far beyond it.

Current
The Body Singing October
2016
   
Past
Women in Music April
2016
YouthWorks April
2015
Verdi 200 April
2014
A Gift of Song November
2012
Join the Dance! November
2011
Sing On! November
2010
Sing With Me November
2009
Ashes Into Light November
2008
African Voices May
2008
Sing Me A Home May
2007
Flour Power: A Choral Crawl through the Mill City Museum May
2006
Bridges10: Celebrating 10 years of award-winning programs February 2005
Musical Chi – East/West Convergences May
2004
Adventures of the Black Dot – The Island of Music (revised) March
2003
North Meets South – A Musical Celebration of the Americas April
2002
Adventures of the Black Dot – The Island of Music (Premiere) May
2001
International Bridges – North Meets South April
2000
Music & Meditations: A Peace Concert for the Millennium November
1999
God's Trombones November
1998
The Many Faces of Women March
1998
Lift Every Voice November
1997
Winona Choral Festival and Concert October
1996
Service of Remembrance and Peace November
1995
Earth Day Family Concert April
1995
A Russian Night November
1994
   



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