Steiner Chorale Presents Requiem and Magnificat

You are invited to join the Steiner Chorale as it continues its 54-year tradition of presenting quality performances of beloved choral masterworks. On Friday May 3 rd at 7 PM, the Chorale will present two works that serve as luminous bookends in the history of choral literature. First, experience the intricate interplay of melody and harmony in the Magnificat in D Major, composed by J.S. Bach in 1723. Then, enjoy the journey from darkness into hope and light offered by the beloved Requiem that was given to us by John Rutter in 1985. We welcome a full orchestra to accompany these lovely works.
Admission is $10.00; students with ID are free.

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Holiday Concert Annoucement

Please join us on Saturday evening, Dec. 16th, when the Steiner Chorale, under the direction of Steven Easterling, presents an inspiring and entertaining Holiday Concert, beginning at 7:00 PM at University United Methodist Church, 1120 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI.

Admission is free, but offerings in support of the Chorale will be very much appreciated. Concert highlights include a hauntingly moving 8-part setting by Ola Gjeilo of “O Magnum Mysterium,” a lovely arrangement of “Ubi Caritas” by Daniel Forrest, and “Was I the Lamb” by John Rutter. The Steiner women will sing a cool version of “Down in the River,” drawn from the Sacred Harp tradition; while the Steiner men will sing “The Boars Head Carol” and the rousing spiritual “Hold Out Your Light.” Two other spirituals and unusual arrangements of favorite traditional pieces round out this varied program. Strings, flute, piano, and drums accompany several of the works.

A reception for all will offer elegant refreshments and renewal of friendships.

Spring Concert Announcement

The Steiner Chorale, supported by members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra will present two lovely but different settings of the Requiem mass. The first of these masterworks is the beloved and moving Requiem by W.A. Mozart, using a version that is drawn from Mozart’s autograph manuscript. The second is the thrilling Requiem for the Living, composed by Dan Forrest in 2013. Interpolated into the traditional text are an exciting percussive section containing the “Vanity, Vanity” verses from Ecclesiastes and some biting words from Job. The lyrical and hopeful “Lux Aeterna” is augmented by verses from Matthew, sung in English. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM at University United Methodist Church, 1120 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI. Admission is $10.00, but students with ID are welcome at no charge. A reception will take place following the concert.

Steiner Chorale presents Mid-Winter Songs

Please join us on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 pm as Steiner Chorale presents Mid-Winter Songs at University United Methodist Church in East Lansing. We will be featuring songs by John Rutter, Moses Hogan, Johannes Brahm, Gustav Holst, and more. Admission is free for all patrons.

If you are able, consider bringing a non-perishable food item in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Steiner Chorale will also be collecting a free will offering to help with ongoing costs of the chorale and to offset the cost of our upcoming trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Steiner Chorale announces new director

Steven Easterling is a voice teacher; choral conductor, and he teaches elementary music in the Laingsburg Community School district. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, post BA teacher certification from Michigan State University, and a Master of Music Education from Central Michigan University.  He is the conductor of the Laingsburg Community Singers since 2000 and conductor of the Mint City Singers since 2020. He performs as tenor soloist regularly in the mid-Michigan area. He is excited to begin as Artistic Director of the Steiner Chorale this fall and to lead the singers in their return to singing. 

Steiner Chorale rehearsals on hold

Due to the current COVID situation all rehearsals are temporarily postponed. The chorale is eager to resume rehearsals in the fall but are hesitant to announce a start date due to obvious circumstances. Please stay tuned for future announcements posted at either our Facebook page or our website.