The St. Cecelia Trio including Father Peter Kirchner on cello, Lisa Winter on flute and Natalia Heikes on piano, will present a concert of chamber music at the United Methodist Church in Motley Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m.
The concert is entitled “Interlacings” and the centerpiece is Emma Lou Diemer’s piece, “Homage to Poulenc, Mozart, and MacDowell.” The Trio will also play selections by the composers celebrated by Diemer. In addition, the Trio will perform the Swedish Folk Song “Thy Holy Wings, O Savior” where they will be joined by a vocal quartet consisting of Tamara Moore, Mary Moen, Christian Breczinski and Michael Ortmann.
Diemer is a widely performed contemporary composer and keyboard performer. She was composer-in-residence with the Santa Barbara Symphony 1990-92. The symphony premiered four of her orchestral works.
Diemer has written many works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, keyboard, voice, chorus (women’s, men’s) and electronic media. She has given concerts of her own organ works at Washington National Cathedral and The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, among others. Her choral music is often performed, even by high schools choirs.
Father Peter Kirchner graduated from St. John’s University and Seminary. He taught orchestra in Montana and South Carolina and has played with the St. Cloud, Bozeman, South Carolina and Heartland Symphonies. He currently performs with the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra. He is the pastor at Sacred Heart in Glenwood and St. Bartholomew’s in Villard. He previously served at Sacred Heart in Staples.
Natalia Heikes began her classical piano training at the Volzhshy School of Music and the Volgograd Conservatory in Russia. After moving to the United States, she completed her piano performance degree from Moorhead State University and is currently in graduate studies in piano performance at North Dakota State University.
Lisa Winter graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she played under the legendary Dr. Frank Bencriscutto. She continued her studies at the Castrop Rauxel in Germany, and played in the Stadtorchester in Lienz, Austria. She currently performs in the Heartland Symphony and the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra.
For more information, check out the Arts Council’s Web site at www.staplesmot leyarts.org
Tickets are available in advance or at the door. This year, tickets will be available online at the Arts Council’s Web site. They will also be available from the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at (218) 894-2497.