March 10, 2017
|Location||View maps and directions to Benson Great Hall|
|Cost||General admission $20; Seniors (65+) and students (K-college) $15|
|Ticketing||Purchase tickets online at tickets.bethel.edu or call the Box Office at 651.638.6333, weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
This world-class, 80-voice Swedish men’s chorus has been led by Cecilia Rydinger Alin since 2008. Robert Sund, Orphei Drängar’s former director, will return to the States to conduct their 2017 USA concerts. This concert will be their only public concert in Minnesota. Their performance includes choral gems and features Swedish mezzo-soprano Katija Dragojevics.
Since it started in 1853, the choir has been expanding the scope of its activities, its repertoire, its concert forms, and its venues. Tours of Sweden are complemented by far-flung journeys to Asia, the US, Canada, and Europe. Concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, and Symphony Hall in Osaka, alternate with performances in stone quarries and paper mills. Leading artists in Sweden jostle with internationally acclaimed stars like Malena Ernman, Peter Mattei, and Anne Sofie von Otter.
Folksongs and romanticism contrast with jazz, newly commissioned atonal music, lyricism, and Riverdance. But whatever OD sings, the sound is the same: OD’s unique blend of light young voices and older, more mature ones is the result of many years of work to refine the special instrument that is the male-voice choir. Rich tradition is the point of departure. From there, anything goes.
Contact the Bethel Box Office with questions at 651.638.6333 or email@example.com.