Winona Oratorio Chorus Rehearses “Elijah”

Winona Oratorio Chorus Rehearses “Elijah”

The Winona Oratorio Chorus rehearses ELIJAH, an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn prior to their Saturday, November 16th performance at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona. This explosive and lyrical telling of the story of Elijah is drawn largely from the Biblical episodes of the prophet, and Felix Mendelssohn’s dramatic, emotional oratorio is considered […]

Julia Nunes comes to Winona

Julia Nunes comes to Winona

Last week, I had the pleasure and privilege of witnessing the talents and charms of the YouTube famous Julia Nunes live, and right here in Winona, in fact. To be honest, I had no idea she was even in town until an hour before her show. I received a text message from my friend, Casey […]

Winona Brass Band Celebrates 20 Years

Winona Brass Band Celebrates 20 Years

Happy 20th Anniversary to the Winona Brass Band!  How do we thank them for twenty years of delighting audiences right here in Winona?  This is the fun part, we get to attend three shows full of all the brassy fun you’d ever need.  A win for everyone! Winona’s Brass Band is considered a British style […]

Best Albums of 2012

Parker lays out his top 10 album list of 2012

Each December I find it kind of incredible when zines, blogs, and radio stations publish their top 10 or top 50 albums of the year. A search of Wiki Answers estimates that 50 albums a week are released in the United States, meaning that about 2500 albums are released in a year. I would say […]

Gripping The Book of Love: Q&A with Jacob Grippen on Music Politics Love

Adam Wiltgen interviews Jacob Grippen about love, the Magnetic Fields, marriage equality, and the crossroads of music and politics.

Gripping The Book of Love: Q&A with Jacob Grippen on Music Politics Love

Acoustic singer-songwriter (and southeastern Minnesota native) Jacob Grippen returned to the area Saturday, July 6th for a performance at Some Sum Studio in downtown Winona with Savannah Smith and Austin Weatherhead. Grippen recently released an original studio recording of The Book of Love from The Magnetic Fields’ epic 1999 three-volume concept album 69 Love Songs. Listen […]