Fall Choral Concert

Sunday, October 30, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church | 632 South Broad Street Mankato, MN

Cherland headshot #1.jpgThe Minnesota State University, Mankato's choral groups will perform in concert Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. This performance is the debut concert for Dr. Elisabeth Cherland (pictured left), Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State Mankato. She teaches courses in choral methods, conducting, and private voice. Prior to her appointment at Minnesota State Mankato, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

When asked about the concert theme, Dr. Cherland said, “I'm looking forward to my first concert with these wonderful singers and students and sharing this diverse program with the community.”

Dr. Cherland conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers while the University Chorale is conducted by Ms. Abbey Guggisberg.  

The concert theme is “Hungers.” Leading up to the concert, Cherland and her choir students discussed and explored the different physical, emotional, and spiritual hungers we experience as humans. Each piece on the program speaks to a different hunger like connection, love, joy, and comfort, to name a few. The program features the works of Palestrina, Orlando di Lasso, Melissa Dunphy, Bobby McFerrin, Philip Stopford, Rollo Dilworth, Reena Esmail, and others.

Masks or face coverings are NO LONGER required in University buildings and venue spaces.


  • $9 General admission
  • $7 Students (K-12) and all children
  • Free admission for MSU students. MSU students must show a valid MavCARD at the Recital Hall door.

Online ordering closes at 10:00 a.m. the day of the event. Seating may still be available for this event if online ordering is closed.



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