A Season of Reflection
Welcome to the Isles Ensemble’s 2022-23 season! We look forward to being together, in person again, in the beautiful sanctuary of Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. As we emerge from the isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic, we, like all of you, are trying to make sense of its impact on us as a community and as individuals.
Our four programs this season center on themes of despair, loneliness, and grief – but also of hope, triumph, and jubilation.
We look forward to visiting with you at our post-concert receptions!
Admission is $25, or pay as you are able.
Children and students are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online.
Sacred Music at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church calls people of all ages to be “servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” (1 Cor 4:1) Our choir exists and flourishes to lead and illuminate prayer through profound excellence in musical expression, through the understanding and proclamation of sacred texts, and through a loving desire to respect and enhance the rich liturgical heritage of our faith.
The LOTI Choir prepares music for the 9:30 AM Sunday services (call time: 8:30 AM). Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM. We invite you and your family to become involved in this enriching ministry of service. Curious members may join us for a Wednesday rehearsal or for Pick-Up Choir on occasional Sundays. You do not need to have an angelic voice or advanced knowledge of music. There are really only three criteria necessary for joining:
1) Willingness to commit to scheduled rehearsals and services.
2) Ability to match pitch.
3) Ability to carry a tune.
Jaeckel Organs · Opus 2 (1980) · Duluth, Minnesota
Hauptwerk – 56 keys
III Cornet 4′
IV Mixtur 1⅓’
Brustwerk – 56 keys with expressive shutters
Singend Gedackt 8′
III Zimbel 1⅓’
Pedal – 30 keys
Gedackt Bass 16′
Choral Bass 4′
III Hintersatz 2′
Brustwerk to Hauptwerk
Hauptwerk to Pedal
Brustwerk to Pedal
20 stops, 28 ranks
Two mechanical combination pedals
Temperament: Kirnberger III
Handcrafted by Larry Haugen · 1980 · Saint Paul, Minnesota
On September 26, 2021, we dedicated to God’s glory the generous gift of a harpsichord to our church from Dennis & Kathryn Johnson. The instrument was made in 1980 by the legendary organist Larry Haugen. He was active in the Bach Society of Minnesota and early music organizations. Before his death he presented the Johnson’s with his beloved harpsichord.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”Johann Sebastian Bach