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Cantus presents 'Mountain Nights' this week on Birge's Picks.
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Choral heights

When the chorus in Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem sings “How Lovely Are Thy Dwelling Places,” it lifts you up to a heavenly realm.  And three choral groups explore those heights in concerts this week.

  • Cantus presents Mountain Nights, a program inspired by mountains as metaphor for inspiration, challenge and wonder. And if you can’t ascend this musical mountain in person, Cantus streams the concert, too.

  • University of Minnesota choirs fill the Cathedral of St. Paul with their annual concert, Music for a Grand Space. Heavenly and free!

  • The Singers perform My Soul’s Repose, taking heavenly music to new heights with the world premiere of “The Windowsill of Heaven,” by Remel Derrick, along with contemplative music for the Lenten season, including Herbert Howell’s tender Requiem.

  • And that heavenly Brahms German Requiem lifts the South Dakota Symphony and Chorus with distinguished guest conductor John Nelson.

See you on the summit!

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