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The North Star Boys’ Choir

Enjoy the angelic voices of the North Star Boys’ Choir, on their third annual appearance in Winona.

Saturday Dec. 3 at 7:00 the the Boys’ Choir sings as a featured guest during the annual Messiah Sing-in at Winona State University (Somsen Hall).  (Admission $10; students/seniors free)

Sunday Dec. 4 the Boys’ Choir sings during the 10:30 am worship service at Central Lutheran Church.  (Open to the public.  A free will offering will be taken.)

The North Star Boys’ Choir was founded in 2011 and has its roots in the European boy choir tradition.  It is linked to that tradition through the Artistic Director Francis Stockwell who studied in England, Germany, and Austria.  Stockwell worked with the Vienna Choir Boys, and is internationally recognized for his ability to guide boys to the heights of musical excellence and with them to craft the celebrated Viennese sound noted for its brilliance, clarity, and range

The North Star Boys’ Choir presents and preserves the European tradition of boys’ choirs.  Their repertoire embraces the works of the great masters and diverse styles such as Spirituals, Gregorian chant, folk songs and Barbershop.

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:

Central Lutheran Chruch is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit

MCA presents The Nutcracker

MCA presents The Nutcracker

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and the Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Dance Repertory Company in The Nutcracker. Heralding the message of peace on earth, The Nutcracker is performed around the globe during the holiday season. Producing this delightful ballet every other holiday season, the Dance Repertory… Continue Reading

GRSF 12/12 Party

GRSF 12/12 Party

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s annual 12/12 Holiday Party and Season Pass Kick-Off Event will be on Monday, December 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Oaks Wine Bar. GRSF’s new Managing Director will be introduced during the 12/12 Event. Great River Shakespeare Festival invites the community to join them at their annual 12/12 Holiday Party from… Continue Reading

Remembering Vietnam

A new exhibit case and project at the Winona County History Center, Reception on Nov. 9,4-6 p.m. The Vietnam War had a big impact across the nation, and on Winona County even from over 8000 miles away. The Winona County Historical Society’s collections already feature Winonans in WWI and II, and even the Gulf War,… Continue Reading