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Our vision

to provide quality choral music to the community, as well as continued opportunities for individuals to contribute and develop their talents.

Morris Park Singers Season 3

Our History

The Morris Park Singers was founded in January of 2022 as an offshoot of Morris Park Players. The Minneapolis-based choir first rehearsed in the cafeteria at Grace Lutheran Church, and then the sanctuary of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, before landing in its current home at Mill City Church. The choir was created in an effort to take MPP back to its roots. Morris Park Players started back in 1952 as the Morris Park Father Singers. Over the years, the group transformed and expanded its repertoire, first changing in 1968 to the Morris Park Singers, before eventually becoming Morris Park Players in 1981. With the Singers, Morris Park as a whole hopes to broaden its artistic outreach in the Northeast Minneapolis community and the rest of the metro by providing quality choral music to audiences and opportunities for individuals to contribute and develop their musical talents. The Morris Park Singers is proud to be a part of the rich choral music community in the Twin Cities.

About the Choir

The Morris Park Singers is a non-auditioned community choir based out of NE Minneapolis, rehearsing and performing at Mill City Church. They do two “mini-seasons” a year, one in the fall and one in the spring, in an effort to provide a simpler and easier time commitment for their singers. They rehearse once a week for two hours, preparing for their concert at the end of each season. As they are under the Morris Park Players umbrella, there is a slight repertoire focus on popular and Broadway, but they still do a wide variety of choral music (anything from Renaissance motets to gospel arrangements to larger Classical movements and everything in between).

Danny Dahlquist

About the Director

Danny Dahlquist is the proud Founder and Artistic Director of the Morris Park Singers. He first joined the Morris Park community when he was part of the cast for their 2019 production of “The Little Mermaid”. He then went on to be the Music Director for their next show, “Big Fish”. He officially joined Morris Park as the Treasurer of Morris Park Players board in September of 2021 where he was also tasked with restarting the Morris Park Singers. He has his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College and his Masters of Music in Music Education from Boston University. He spent four years teaching music in the classroom and almost a decade teaching private voice lessons before moving into his current career. Currently, during the day, he works in accounting and payroll for a children’s book publishing company. He is extremely proud of the work this choir has done so far and is truly blessed to have the opportunity to make amazing choral music with the Morris Park Singers!

leadership

Brandon Reger-Johnson

Brandon Reger-Johnson

Choir Manager

board member

Ali Carlson
Anya Klaassen
Alyson Weber
Becky Sun

Becky Sun

accompanist

Ali Carlson

board member

Anya Klaassen

board Member

Soprano Section leader

Alyson Weber

board Member

Keisa Helgerson
Andrew Walker
Joe Scarpellino
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keisa helgerson

alto

section leader

Andrew Walker

Tenor

Section Leader

Joe scarpellino

bass

section leader

Jerry Housh

Merch/Design

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