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January 20, 6:30pm, Echoes of Peace Choir Winter 2015 Season begins! Duluth, MN

January 20 & 27 meeting at the Friends Meeting House. No practice Feb 3. Meeting at Temple Israel Feb 10 on.

January 31-February 8: Ubuntu Choirs Network/Community Choir Leadership Training (CCLT) Retreat

Sara will be attending, learning, and presenting at this gathering of CCLT grads in Victoria, B.C.


February 6, 7:30pm, "Sing Out!" Concert, Church of Truth, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Sara will be performing along with other Community Choir Leadership Training grads in this festival of song, an Ubuntu Choirs Network event.

February 10 & 17, 6:30-8pm, Echoes of Peace Choir practice

MARCH 2015

March 10, 17, 31, 6:30-8pm, Echoes of Peace Choir practice

March 12, Songleading, St. Louis County Jail, Duluth

March 13, Community Arts Day, North Shore Community School, Duluth, MN

March 20, Three Altos sing at Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades, CA. Amy's 50th B-day Celebration!

March 27, 5:30pm, Echoes of Peace Choir sings at Temple Israel, Duluth, MN

APRIL 2015

April Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm, Echoes of Peace Choir practice

April 25, 7pm, "To My Old Brown Earth" Echoes of Peace Choir Concert, Duluth

With guest artist Ariane Norrgard, and Kako's Choir, Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W 4th St.

MAY 2015

May 1-2, Spirituality in the 21st Century Conference, Prairiewoods Retreat Center, Hiawatha, IA

More details.

May 5, 11:30am, Gathering music at United Way's Annual Celebration and Rewards Luncheon, Duluth

Harbor Side Ballrom, DECC.

May 19, 4pm, "A Night to Unite", Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN


May 30, 7pm, Goody Night: The Story and Life of Eric Swanson, Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth, MN

A evening to benefit Eric Swanson's stroke recovery. Featuring various local artists.


May 31, 6pm, "Music for All" Benefit for the Kako Foundation, Peace Church, Duluth

With Rudy Perrault, Elizabeth Nordell, Sara Thomsen, Echoes of Peace Choir, Rachael Kilgour, Kako's Choir, DJ Mouse and more. Hors d'oeuvres and dancing to follow! 1111 N. 11th Ave E, Duluth.


JUNE 2015

June 2, 9, 16, 23 Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm, Echoes of Peace Choir Summer Session.

June 26-27, Conference in Minneapolis

June 28, 4pm, Echoes of Peace Choir performs at Classical MPR's Harmony in the Park Event

Also featuring Twin Ports Choral Project and Lake Superior Youth Chorus. Leif Erikson Park, Duluth

JULY 2015

July 10, 8pm, Concert at Red Mug, $15, 916 Hammond Ave, Superior, WI


July 15, 12pm, Concert, Lake Place Park Summer Sounds, Lake Place Park, Downtown Duluth

Part of a summer concert series resented by Duluth Sister Cities International




August 2-5, "Seeking the Sacred Thread" w/authors John Philip Newell & Barbara Brown Taylor

Wisdom Ways event held at Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN. Music by Sara Thomsen.

August 23, 3-5pm, Book Release of Lake Superior anthology Amethyst and Agate, Zeitgeist Cafe, Duluth

Sara's song "Lake Superior" is included in this Holy Cow Press poetry anthology!





September 8, 6:30-8pm, Echoes of Peace Choir fall season begins!

Meeting weekly on Tuesdays. Practice location: Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 902 E 1st St, Duluth.


September 12, Concert, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, 6400 Minnesota Ave, St. Louis, MO


September 17-19, "Leaf Falling, Bud Forming" Circle of Trust Retreat, Wisdom Ways Center, St. Paul, MN

This retreat combines the principles and practices of Circles of Trust and the power of music to help us understand and live into our lives. Developed by Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal, The Circle of Trust® approach creates a process of shared exploration where people can find safe space to nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. Facilitators: Winton Boyd, Paula Pedersen, Sara Thomsen

September 19, 7pm, "Beauty & Tenacity" Concert, Wisdom Ways Center, St. Paul, MN • Details


September 21, 8pm, Concert, Alvord Theater, Northland College, Ashland, WI


September 26, Concert, Hoth-Lee Art Gallery, Port Wing, WI $15

September 28, Duluth City Council Chambers, City Hall, Duluth

Sara and the Echoes of Peace Choir receive the City Council's Duluth Distinguished Artists Award.

September 30, Music Presentation at Victory Over Bullying: A Northland Summit, U of Wisconsin Superior



October 9, 6pm, Poet Ellie Schoenfeld & Sara Thomsen at Amazing Grace, Duluth • $15


October 10, 7pm, Poet/author Joyce Rupp & Sara at Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St, Racine, WI

$15 in advance (Call the retreat centr at 262-898-2590) or $18 at the door.


October 11, Echoes of Peace Choir sings at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Annual Hospice Memorial Service

2pm at Lakeview Covenant Church, 1001 Jean Duluth Road, Duluth


October 15, 10:30am, Echoes of Peace Choir at St. Louis Co. Human Services Conference, Duluth, MN

October 16, 7pm, Concert, Third Street Center, 520 S Third St, Carbondale, CODetails


October 17, 7pm, Concert, St. George Church, 200 W 4th St, Leadville, CO $15

October 18, 7pm, House Concert, Denver, CO • $20 suggested donation • Reservations required: RSVP

October 19, 7pm, Guest @ High Spirit Harmonies community choir singing session, Denver, CO

Part of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, High Spirit Harmonies is directed by fellow CCLT grad Jennifer Miller.

Sara will teach a few songs at this week's singing session. Drop-ins welcome ($12) • Details


October 23, 7:30pm, "Encounters of the Musical Kind" Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica

Featuring Erin Aldridge, Michael Laughing Fox Charette, Jeremy Craycraft, Ryan Frane, Sarah M Greer, Lyz Jaakola and Sara Thomsen. A Duluth Sister Cities International Benefit sponsored by CSS Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice. Tickets available through Mitchell Box Office. $27 General admission; $22 students/seniors.




November 6, All Souls Night, The Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth


November 14, Sun Dog Farm House Concert, Maple Plain, MN

Suggested donation $15. RSVP to Carla by email or call 763-479-4396.

November 20-21, Art & Spirit Retreat, Koinonia Retreat Center, South Haven, MN


November 21, House Concert, Sauk Rapids, MN Reservations required: RSVP $15-20 suggested




December 17, 7:30pm, Sara & Paula's Winter Concert, Duluth

Friends Meeting House, 1802 E 1st St.  $20


December 19, 7:30pm, Sara's Winter Concert, Minneapolis

Judson Memorial Baptist, 4101 Harriet Ave S.  $20.



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