Irondale choir to perform at Cantus concert 4-24

Cantus, in partnership with its three high school residency schools, will perform on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave. NE in Columbia Heights. The concert highlight will be the world premiere of "A Love Like That" by composer Elizabeth Alexander, based on a poem by Hafiz and commissioned by Cantus to perform with high school choirs.

The participating choirs include Irondale High School, directed by Jason Etten, Dassel-Cokato High School and Minnehaha Academy.

The concert opens with each of the choirs performing three of their own selections, followed by a set from Cantus. Then together, the three high school choirs and Cantus will sing the premiere of "A Love Like That," as well as two selections from Mozart's Requiem in D minor and the traditional Scottish favorite, "Loch Lommond."  

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available online at, by calling 612-435-0055 or at the door.

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