Central Music & Arts strives to present a mosaic of artistic expressions in a setting where faith, music, & arts thrive.
Sunday April 23 – 3:00 pm
Bach Society of Minnesota: Easter Oratorio
With this concert, the Bach Society begins a series of performances of all Bach’s oratorios with the magnificent Easter Oratorio. The inventive use of instrumental and vocal colors makes this oratorio a miracle of music, in which three trumpets and timpani set the tone in a fascinating musical exploration of the Easter events. Website
Sunday April 30 – 4:00 pm
Choral Arts Ensemble: Music of the Spheres
The heavens, the stars, “this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire,” have intrigued, humbled and astonished humankind for all recorded history, inspiring great poetry and exquisite music. Choral Arts Ensemble will sing Choose Something Like a Star by Randall Thompson, Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, and contemporary arrangements of celestially-themed love songs. A highlight of the program will be the premiere of a new piece by Carol Barnett on the poem The Lost Star by Rabindranath Tagore.
Sunday May 21 – 3:00 pm
5th Annual Community Organ Concert
Enjoy an afternoon of exciting music on the King of Instruments. Performers include Central’s Erik Floan as well as community members: Larry Finke (St. Martin’s Lutheran, Winona), Eric & Janet Heukeshoven (St. Mary’s University, Winona), John Verona (Christ United Methodist, Rochester), David Lim (Iowa State University).
Saturday June 10 – 7:00 pm
North Star Boys’ Choir
Kicking off their summer Big River Concert Tour, the North Star Boys’ Choir is devoted to the traditional boy choir repertoire including sacred music of all periods, dating back to the 5th century, classical works, spirituals, and folk music from around the world. Website
Sunday June 11 – 9:15 am Service
The Winona HIMS
The Winona Hims are dedicated to the quality singing of gospel, patriotic, and other music, both old and new, for the purpose of uplifting and encouraging God’s people.
About Central Lutheran Church
Central Lutheran Church is located at Huff and Wabasha (7th) next to Winona State University. For more information, call 507-452-5156 or visit the church website: CentralLutheranChurch.org.