The Rose Ensemble believes in the power and beauty of vocal music to stir the emotions, challenge the mind, and lift the spirit. Through virtuosic artistry, scholarly research, and a collaborative work style, they produce imaginative and inspiring performances and educational programs that reawaken the ancient, connecting each individual to compelling stories of human culture and spirituality from around the world.
The Friends partners with the Rose Ensemble throughout the year to provide educational programs, lecture demonstrations, and sing-a-longs that are culturally enriching, enhance library patron experience, and strengthen communities. Considering the extensive research and culturally diverse nature of The Rose Ensemble’s programming, libraries provide a wonderful environment for educational outreach.
Join The Friends and enjoy a free ticket upgrade with purchase for most performances throughout the Twin Cities. Mention that you are a Friends member when ordering (not available with website purchases) by calling The Rose Ensemble at 651-225-4340.
Learn more about The Rose Ensemble on their website.
2017 Fall Season
“Welcome the People: The Musical Legacy of the Reformation”
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.
Lecture and Demonstration
FREE and Open to the Public
Saint Anthony Park Library
2245 Como Avenue, Saint Paul
Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, the Rose Ensemble presents works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as their ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Join Artistic Director Jordan Sramek for a fascinating look at this history behind the music and enjoy samples performed by members of The Rose Ensemble.