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Carleton hosts public performance of Joby Talbot's thrilling "Path of Miracles"

April 4, 2018

Carleton College invites the public to a thrilling performance of Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kracum Performance Hall. Conducted by Matthew Olson, this rarely heard choral symphony will be performed by The Singers, widely considered one of the best choral ensembles in the nation. The performance is free and open to the public; a pre-concert lecture will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Path of Miracles” is composed for seventeen voice parts, and dramatically tells the history of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Northern Spain. The Singers first premiered the a cappella choir piece, composed by Joby Talbot and broadly considered an imaginative and compelling musical achievement, in 2012; it remains one of the most talked-about performances in the ensemble’s stellar history.

Founded in 2004 and based in Minnesota, The Singers are dedicated to giving world-class performances of the finest choral literature. A professional choir of 40 members (and led by founding director Matthew Culloton), The Singers serve as artists, educators, and advocates of choral art. They are recognized nationally for their innovative programming, commitment to new music, and peerless artistic quality. KUSC-FM radio in Los Angeles calls The Singers “easily one of the best choral ensembles in America, if not the entire world. Their precision, passion, and musicality are awe-inspiring.”

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Music. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4475. The Kracum Performance Hall is located in the Weitz Center for Creativity at Third and College Streets in Northfield.