Collaborative performance in Minot to celebrate women's suffrage

MINOT, N.D - Musicians and artists in the Magic City will come together Saturday night to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

The performance will feature music from the Minot State University Choir, offering the North Dakota premiere of Luciano Berio's “Magnificat.”

Also, the Minot High School Symphonic Concert Choir will be performing “Her Voice Resounds: A Prairie Cantata.”

During both performances, visual artwork be female artists will be projected behind the musicians.

Organizers say it's a way of connecting different forms of artwork and expanding the mind.

“The arts are connected, that this doesn't live without drawing and illustrative art, and illustrative art doesn't live without our singing, and our lives are not complete without all of that,” said Emerson Eads, music director.

“Having these visuals can be really evocative and engaging other areas of the brain as well as your ears. But then it's another way to see kind of the interpretation of the music by visual artists,” said Greg Vettel, Northwest Arts Center director.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.

The artwork shown during “Her Voice Resounds” will then be put on display at the Northwest Arts Center for several weeks.