Last Oratorio Chorus concert with Dr. Mechell April 1


Winona Oratorio Chorus will present “Treasures from the Music Box,” part two, on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 West Broadway in Winona. The second of two performances this season to celebrate Dr. Harry Mechell’s 20th anniversary as artistic director, this will be the last Winona Oratorio Chorus program under the direction of Dr. Mechell.

Winona Oratorio Chorus singers will be joined by professional vocal soloists and instrumentalists to perform selections from a broad range of composers including Ludwig van Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré, Charles Gounod, Karl Jenkins, Ariel Ramirez, John Rutter, Giuseppe Verdi, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Artists joining this performance are pianist Dr. Christopher Mechell, soprano Katherine Weber, tenor Bille Bruley, and bass Jon Nordstrom.

Tickets for adults are $15 in advance or $18 at the door; student tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets are available from Hardt’s Music, Midtown Foods, or Oratorio members.  

Winona Oratorio Chorus, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is an auditioned ensemble of community members, Winona State University faculty and staff, and college students who are unified by their love of singing. Members, of all ages and walks of life, share a goal of bringing great choral music to the Winona community. For the past 19 years, the choir has performed two major choral works with orchestra each season. This concert is funded in part through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.


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