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Northside Celebration

Please note: Advance tickets are now sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door and additional tickets may be turned back by current ticket holders. Your best chance to get tickets is to show up at the performance early and inquire about additional tickets that may have become available. The SPCO box office at North High School will open at 2:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday | Mar 18 | 4:00pm — SOLD OUT
Sunday | Mar 19 | 4:00pm — SOLD OUT
North Community High School, North Minneapolis
1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis (Enter door 18 on Irving Ave)

Montgomery: Strum
Keep Your Hand on the Plow
Carr: For Every Mountain
Still: I Ride an Old Paint from Miniatures
Coleman: Umoja, The First Day of Kwanzaa
Takach: True North (world premiere, SPCO commission)
Stephens, Lynn and Smith: Glory
Lawrence: The Best Is Yet To Come

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.