Announcing the Together In Hope Choir!

 

The Together In Hope Choir joyfully voices and embodies the common call to reconciliation and mutual partnership. Choir members identify with a breadth of traditions—Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Reformed, evangelical, and non-religious.

This professional-caliber ensemble of 64 select voices from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area has just been selected through a rigorous audition process.  We are pleased to announce these fine singers as members of the Choir:

 

Sopranos Altos Tenors Basses

Soprano 1

Alto 1

Tenor 1

Baritone

Sarah Bassett-Kim Wendi Buck Jon Bidler Bjorn Arneson
Kristina Butler Katie Conlin Luke Healy Henry Dougherty
Anna Christofaro Elina Kala Don Krubsack Daniel Greco
Brenna Healy Courtney Keenan-Young Jamie Marshall Tavis Morello
Mandy Johnson Krista Palmquist Brock Metzger Chris Nelson
Heather Nelson Susan Ramlet Jacob Sorrells Colin Rouser
Adriana Pohl Marie Spar Dymit Mark Tiede Paul Wilson
Alyssa Serakos Eryn Tvete

 

 

 

Soprano 2

Alto 2

Tenor 2

Bass 2

Ellen Christensen Krista Costin Zach Busch Eric Bartlett
Joanna Fulton Ingrid Elzey Christopher Damian Garrick Comeaux
Chloe Johnson Ashley Kidd-Tatge Patrick Johnson Dietrich Jessen
Brittany Kallman Arneson Amanda Laugerman Sam Johnson Mike Phillips
Laura Olson Julia Mann William Mills Roshan Rajkumar
Meagan Phillips Sarah Tengblad Tucker Moore Benjamin Simmons
Naomi Staruch Valerie Weaver Steve Staruch Matthew Tintes
Staci Stringer Cihlar Ariel Wilberg   Tom Witry

 

The Directors

Mark Stover (Conductor of Viking Chorus and Chapel Choir at St. Olaf College) and Teri Larson (Choral Director/ Director of Music at the Basilica of St. Mary) will serve as co-conductors of Together In Hope Choir.

Mark Stover is the Conductor of Viking Chorus and Chapel Choir at St. Olaf College where he teaches on the music faculty courses in conducting and Music and Social Justice, serving since the fall of 2015. Mark also serves as Director of Worship at Colonial Church in Edina where he oversees the worship life of the church and conducts the Colonial Chorale. In 2013, Mark was invited to be a guest conductor for Magnum Chorum, a Minneapolis-St. Paul-based professional caliber choir of over 60 voices founded out of St. Olaf College nearly 30 years ago­­, ultimately becoming the Artistic Director and serving in that capacity through the 2016-2017 season. In 2014 he was a sabbatical replacement faculty member during the spring term at St. Olaf, guest conducting the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir, directing the Collegiate Chorale and teaching choral conducting. He graduated from St. Olaf College and earned his master of sacred music with emphasis in choral conducting from Luther Seminary, where he worked extensively with mentors Dr. Anton Armstrong and Dr. Paul Westermeyer. Mark, his wife Julie, and sons Jack and Jordan live in Northfield, MN.

Teri Larson is currently serving her 23rd year as Choral Director and Director of Music at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she conducts the Cathedral Choir. She is the founder of three children’s choirs at the Basilica, and directs a semi-professional Schola Cantorum.  Teri has served as interim conductor of the St. John’s University Chamber Choir in Collegeville, the Women’s Choir at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, and is a former director of the Concert Choir at Saint Cloud State University.

Teri has also served as contest adjudicator, festival chorus director at numerous choral festivals, and is a member of ACDA, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Choristers Guild, the American Federation of Pueri Cantores and the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians. She has served as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Worship in the Minnesota for the Central Division Chapter of ACDA, and served a four year tenure as the Twin Cities Chapter President of Choristers Guild. She currently serves as the Past President of the National Board of Directors for Choristers Guild.

Teri received her undergraduate degrees from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where she studied under Dr. Kenneth Jennings, Robert Scholz and Alice T. Larsen.  She received her Masters in Choral Conducting and Literature from Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota under the direction of Stephen Fuller.  She resides in Maple Grove, Minnesota with her husband, Donald Krubsack. Teri has two grown children, Jeff and Ellan.

Rome 2018

The Choir will be in Rome for one week, from October 26 – November 2, 2018. Travel arrangements, hotel accommodations and per diem expenses will be covered for choir members.