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“These are the best two musical days of the year for

me....The Bach Tage weekends are the finest continuing education I have had since leaving graduate school years ago!” (2010 participant)

Kathy Saltzman Romey is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota, and Artistic Director of The Minnesota Chorale. She has prepared the Chorale for performances with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Roberto Abbado, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Roger Norrington, Robert Shaw, Leonard Slatkin, Osmo Vänskä, and Edo de Waart.

Kathy Romey studied in Germany at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule under

acclaimed conductor Helmuth Rilling, receiving an artistic degree in choral conducting. She has been a staff member of the Oregon Bach Festival since 1984, and is principal chorus master of the 54- voice professional choir. Additionally, she has been a chorus master to the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart.

In January, 2005, she prepared the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus for the premiere of Robert Levin’s new completion of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor under the direction of Helmuth Rilling.

David Cherwien was installed as Mount Olive’s third Cantor in August of 2001. He also is Artistic Director of the National Lutheran Choir, and an adjunct faculty member for the Master of Sacred Music program at Luther Seminary. Previously he was a faculty member at Gustavus Adolphus and Elmhurst Colleges.

David Cherwien holds degrees in Organ Performance, Theory and Composition, and Choral Music Education. He has studied in Berlin and Aix-en-Provence, France. He has served the church as a full-time musician for over 25 years.

Cantor Cherwien’s specialty and passion is in congregational song, encouraging meaningful and vibrant participation through his improvisations and creative approach. His ministry spreads across the

country through his frequent hymn festivals, workshops, guest appearances, and over 100 publications.


Yes, register me for Bach Tage 2011


Full participant, either singer or observer ($75) (Saturday lunch included)

$_____ $_____

Presentations only ($25)

Additional Gift. Registration fees cover only about one- third the cost of this conference. Are you or your employer able to make an additional gift to help us continue providing Bach Tage? Thank you for considering this option.


Make check payable to Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Name ____________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________

____________________________________________ Telephone ______________ Email: ______________________

Kathy Romey was named 2002 Conductor of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter, American Choral Directors Association.

Previous Participants have said of Bach Tage:

“Working with Kathy Romey - what a gift! Her ability as a teacher and musician is truly unique and inspirational.”

“The lectures, the recital, the excellent orchestra & soloists, the rehearsing - Bach Tage is such a joy, and so nourishing to me as a church musician and as a human being.”

“We enjoyed everything about Bach Tage - except that the weekend is over with so quickly!”

Bach Tage is made possible by a grant from The Mount Olive Lutheran Church Foundation and the support of Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts.

Arthur Halbardier is a retired pastor who served ELCA congregations in Missouri and Illinois. Prior to ordination, he was an organist and choral director for churches in New York City and Chicago.

Art did graduate study at Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music, and received his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, studying with Margaret Hillis and Karel Paukert.

At Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago his interests in theology and music were combined in his Master of Divinity thesis, Johann Sebastian Bach as Theologian: An Historical-Critical Analysis of His Clavierübung Part III, and Symbolum Nicenum from His Hohe Messe h-moll. Art, and his wife, Elaine, are members of Mount Olive, and sing in the Mount Olive Cantorei.

To make the best use of the rehearsal time, participants should learn the music in advance.


I am capable of learning my voice part in advance. ___ Soprano___ Alto ___Tenor ___Bass


I will be participating as a non-singing observer. Marked scores will be provided electronically to all registrants.

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BACH TAGE 2011 Mount Olive Lutheran Church 3045 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407-1595

Lodging for non-commuters is available at the Sheraton Midtown Hotel, Chicago Ave. and Lake St. (1 Block from the church). The hotel telephone for reservations is 612.821.7600. Ask for the “Special Mount Olive Rate.”

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