We are thrilled to share some exciting updates! We held our first auditions in July and have the roster set for our 2015-2016 season. There are 30 singers performing with MPLS (imPulse) throughout this upcoming season and we continue to be incredibly grateful to MRAC and our donors for granting us the ability to pay our singers.
This week, Artistic Director Sam Grace is mailing music to our singers so they can begin preparing for the fall festival, Falling Awake. These packages of musical joy are especially exciting because the singers will be the first to sing All the Hemispheres, a newly commissioned work by award winning composer and conductor, Connor Koppin!
In other news, we are ecstatic to announce that we have added a second date to imPulse Happy Hour in February! MPLS (imPulse) will be performing at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery on February 6, 2016, in addition to the February 5 performance at Flat Earth Brewing Company. Last season's performance at Flat Earth sold out in advance, so we are very happy to have the opportunity to extend this concert to an even bigger audience.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded an Arts Activities Support grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC). Several exciting elements of our 2015-2016 will be made possible by the voters of Minnesota through this MRAC grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Among many other projects, we will be able to pay our singers and commission a piece for our fall festival. Thank you MRAC and to the taxpayers of Minnesota for supporting us in our mission!