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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words
and that which cannot remain silent” 

― Victor Hugo

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2019 Chamber Choir Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-winter Clinic Performance

The LPGE Chamber Choir performed in the 2019 Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Mid-winter Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. They were one of six mixed high school choirs from across the state to perform on that weekend. To order a CD, go to the following website: MMEA CD Order

The Chamber Choir presented music representing six different continents. They performed:

 “Good Ale” by John Rutter - Western Europe  
“Red River Valley” by Jeffrey Douma - North America

“La Lluvia” arranged by Stephen Hatfield - South America  
 “Al-yadil, yadil yadi” arranged by John Higgins - Middle East  
 “Hariyo Kharka ma” a Nepali hymn - South Asia
 “Wa Milele” traditional Swahili hymn - Africa  


The LPGE Secondary Choral Department also received a grant through the Five Wings Arts Council to complete an Artist Residency program in conjunction with this project. Those artists included: Dr. Therees Hibbard - St. Olaf College - coaching us in movement in choral singing, Ronal Quillo - Peruvian musician, Lisa Winter - piano accompanist, Prem Tamang - Nepali music, and Alpha Mbennah - Swahili language and movement.  The artists worked with the 7-12th grade choirs at LPGE this winter. As part of this program, the students studied world music to be able to aurally identify where a piece of music is from, experience how movement is a part of cultures’ music, and see how music is a part of a culture’s society.

Follow the links below for more information.

Chamber Choir 
Senior High Choir
7-8 Choir