MSU Concert Choir presents Centenary of Women's Suffrage

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Minot State University Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Minot State University Concert Choir will commemorate the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage during their fall concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.

As part of the performance, the choir extended a special invitation to North Dakota women artists to submit work that visually represented one of the eight movements of Luciano Berio’s “Magnificat.” Based on the biblical “Song of Mary,” Berio’s composition was completed 70 years ago and is one of several selections that will be performed on Saturday celebrating the empowerment of women as embodied in the passage of the 19th amendment.

A total of 19 artistic pieces were selected to accompany the musical performance. The original art pieces will be displayed in the lobby while images of the works will be projected on a large screen behind the choir during the performance. Following the concert, the artwork will be exhibited at the Walter Piehl Gallery, Northwest Arts Center, from Nov. 14 through Dec. 5 where the works will be for sale. The 30% commissions and any donations will be divided equally between the Northwest Arts Center and the MSU Choir. The choir will use the funds to support in-state travel and performances.

The cantata will also feature members of the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Minot High School Symphonic Concert Choir, Briana Schwan, Minot State instructor of functional piano, and Dianna Anderson, Minot State assistant professor of piano.

For more information about the concert, Eads is available via email at For additional information about the artwork, Vettel may be contacted at

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