Northside Celebration

Celebrating North Minneapolis through music

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Northside Celebration

Saturday | Mar 18 | 4:00pm 
Sunday | Mar 19 | 4:00pm
North Community High School, North Minneapolis

Carr: For Every Mountain
Montgomery: Strum
Takach: True North (world premiere, SPCO commission)

Tickets are free but reservations are required. Use the links above to reserve your tickets today. 

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and the Capri Theater present the Northside Celebration, two collaborative concerts that will celebrate the North Minneapolis community through music.

The 90-minute concert events will feature performances by a specially formed Northside Celebration Choir consisting of singers from Northside churches and organizations, directed by Sanford Moore. Performances will include For Every Mountain by Kurt Carr and other gospel works during which audience participation will be encouraged, and an ensemble of SPCO musicians will perform Strum by acclaimed American composer Jessie Montgomery.

The centerpiece of the concert will be the world premiere of True North, a work for choir and chamber orchestra commissioned by the SPCO for the Northside Celebration, composed by long-time North Minneapolis resident Timothy C. Takach with lyrics by spoken word and hip-hop artist Desdamona. Desdamona’s lyrics were inspired by writings of students in the Capri After School Theater (CAST) Program, as well as students from Plymouth Youth Center’s Arts & Technology High School, which holds a variety of arts classes at the Capri. Narration and readings of stories, reflections and poetry by North Minneapolis artists will be woven throughout the musical selections.