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September 2024

Italian Fire (St Peter)

An explosion of fiery passions, virtuosity, and inspiration La Grande Bande opens the 24/25 Season, and our celebration of George Friderich Handel’s 340th birthday, with a program of virtuosity music from early Italy. Handel’s time in Italy, studying and performing with many of the leading composers and musicians of the day, was crucial to forming […]
27 Sep
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church (St Peter)
1114 W Traverse Rd, St Peter, MN 56082

Italian Fire (St Paul)

An explosion of fiery passions, virtuosity, and inspiration La Grande Bande opens the 24/25 Season, and our celebration of George Friderich Handel’s 340th birthday, with a program of virtuosity music from early Italy. Handel’s time in Italy, studying and performing with many of the leading composers and musicians of the day, was crucial to forming […]
28 Sep
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
1850 Iglehart Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
November 2024

Handel’s Water Musicks (Gaylord)

A musical celebration of the Thames and Tiber Rivers Two of the most important cities in Handel’s lifetime were the English and Italian capitals of London and Rome: in Rome, Handel planted seeds for a successful career as an operatic composer; in London, his career blossomed to its fullest potential both at the English court […]
14 Nov
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
312 5th St, Gaylord, MN 55334

Handel’s Water Musicks (Minneapolis)

A musical celebration of the Thames and Tiber Rivers Two of the most important cities in Handel’s lifetime were the English and Italian capitals of London and Rome: in Rome, Handel planted seeds for a successful career as an operatic composer; in London, his career blossomed to its fullest potential both at the English court […]
15 Nov
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Annunciation Catholic Church
509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
December 2024

A French Baroque Christmas 2024 (St Peter)

A Christmas tradition centuries in the making Experience the beauty and joy of the Christmas season with a selection of works written for Christmas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The concert centers on Charpentier’s Pastorale sur la Naissance (“Pastoral on the birth of Christ”), one of the most captivating and imaginative examples of sacred French-language Baroque drama. […]
05 Dec
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church (St Peter)
1114 W Traverse Rd, St Peter, MN 56082

A French Baroque Christmas 2024 (St Paul)

A Christmas tradition centuries in the making Experience the beauty and joy of the Christmas season with a selection of works written for Christmas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The concert centers on Charpentier’s Pastorale sur la Naissance (“Pastoral on the birth of Christ”), one of the most captivating and imaginative examples of sacred French-language Baroque drama. […]
07 Dec
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Church of St Louis, King of France
506 Cedar St, St Paul, MN 55101
February 2025

The English Songbook (Winthrop)

Experiencing Renaissance & Baroque England through song Few musical genres are more synonymous with England that the songs written by Henry Purcell, John Blow, William Byrd, and John Dowland. These four composers created a cultural framework from which opera would later spring. In this program, we will explore England’s musical tradition of the song (which […]
06 Feb
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church (Winthrop)
213 Hennepin St N, Winthrop, MN 55396

The English Songbook (St Paul)

Experiencing Renaissance & Baroque England through song Few musical genres are more synonymous with England that the songs written by Henry Purcell, John Blow, William Byrd, and John Dowland. These four composers created a cultural framework from which opera would later spring. In this program, we will explore England’s musical tradition of the song (which […]
07 Feb
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
1850 Iglehart Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
March 2025

Supper & Songs 2025 (Arlington)

A night full of food, friends, and entertainment The celebration of Handel’s 350th birthday continues with La Grande Bande’s much beloved “Dine Out” series of casual concert performances. On the menu is Bach’s famous comic cantata about coffee and a rarely-heard cantata by Handel celebrating us musicians’ favorite patron saint and muse, Saint Cecilia. Rounding […]
27 Mar
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arlington Haus Too
147 West Main Street, Arlington, MN 55307

Supper & Songs 2025 (Minneapolis)

A night full of food, friends, and entertainment The celebration of Handel’s 350th birthday continues with La Grande Bande’s much beloved “Dine Out” series of casual concert performances. On the menu is Bach’s famous comic cantata about coffee and a rarely-heard cantata by Handel celebrating us musicians’ favorite patron saint and muse, Saint Cecilia. Rounding […]
28 Mar
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Forest Inn
1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
May 2025

Music from New Spain 2025 (La Crosse, WI)

Relive the musical glory of 17th-century México The choir at the Cathedral in Puebla, México was one of the best in North America in the 1600s. The Cathedral itself is a beautiful testament to Bishop Palafax y Mendoza’s vision of completion and restoration. After the bishop’s arrival in 1640, the much-delayed building project resumed. The […]
23 May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
5250 Justin Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601

Music from New Spain 2025 (Minneapolis)

Relive the musical glory of 17th-century México The choir at the Cathedral in Puebla, México was one of the best in North America in the 1600s. The Cathedral itself is a beautiful testament to Bishop Palafax y Mendoza’s vision of completion and restoration. After the bishop’s arrival in 1640, the much-delayed building project resumed. The […]
24 May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Annunciation Catholic Church
509 W. 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
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September 2024
Friday September 27
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Italian Fire (St Peter)
Saturday September 28
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Italian Fire (St Paul)
November 2024
Thursday November 14
Friday November 15
December 2024
Thursday December 5
Saturday December 7
February 2025
Thursday February 6
Friday February 7
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The English Songbook (St Paul)
March 2025
Thursday March 27
Friday March 28
May 2025
Friday May 23
Saturday May 24
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