The Twin Cities Master’s Chorale was founded in 1992 under the name CANTATI EVANGELICA by former inaugural conductor Ron White. Since its inception, the chorale’s purpose has been to present top-notch performances of the very best in sacred choral music. The chorale has performed numerous times at Benson Great Hall in Arden Hills and in area churches from a variety of denominations. The members come from the greater Twin Cities area and represent a diverse group of worshippers including Evangelical, Covenant, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, Presbyterian and others.
The Chorale’s repertoire is varied and consists of traditional choral anthems, spirituals, hymn arrangements and major sacred choral works including Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” and various J. S. Bach cantatas in their entirety as well as portions of John Rutter’s “Gloria” and Handel’s “Messiah.”
TWIN CITIES MASTER’S CHORALE is an official non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. All contributions to TCMC are tax deductible. The Chorale is dependent on concert offerings, member dues, and donations from friends. They perform on a free-will offering basis.
Larry Bach is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Chorale. Larry currently serves as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Associate Professor at North Central University and conductor of the NCU Chorale. Professionally he sang with the Dale Warland Singers from 1983 to 2003, and served as Assistant Conductor from 2000 to 2003. His resumé also includes church and high school clinician and guest conducting roles, many through his active participation in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Larry holds a BA in vocal performance from West Virginia Wesleyan University, a MM in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota, and has completed all course work and examinations for a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Iowa.
Bob Nienaber is currently Organist/Accompanist at Centennial United Methodist Church, where he has been employed since 1985. In 2012 he retired as Director of Music/Organist. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1969. Graduate study in Church Music was done at the University of Minnesota. He has taught vocal music in public schools and also worked in the Music Sales dept. at Augsburg Fortress Publishers. He has held church music positions since 1964. Bob has performed many organ recitals and directed numerous choral concerts. He is active in the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists and is also a member of The Fellowship, a United Methodist music and worship organization.