As our choirs take their summer break, we welcome a variety of guest musicians in their place.
Please join us for the 9:30am Mass on Sunday mornings throughout the summer to hear a wide variety of musicians and musical offerings!
2022 Summer Soloists
JULY 10 Daniel McIntosh, cello
Cellist Daniel McIntosh has held the position of principal cellist with the Colorado Philharmonic, the Opera Company of Boston, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony, the New York City Opera National Company and the Norwegian State Opera. He has been a member of the Atlantic String Quartet and the Amici String Quartet. He has taught cello and chamber music at Elmira College, Hamilton College, Colgate University, Philips Exeter Academy and has been on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music since 1998.
JULY 17 Kira Seidel, horn
Kira Seidel is a freelance French horn player and private teacher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seidel has appeared as a tour soloist in Spain with the St. Olaf Band on their European tour and has also soloed with the St. Olaf Orchestra after winning their annual Senior Soloist Concerto Competition. Seidel has performed throughout the country as a principal ensemble player, as well as China, Spain, France, and Italy. After beginning piano lessons at age four, Kira continued to study piano in addition to horn through the end of her bachelor’s degree, and enjoys teaching both piano and horn lessons. She has taught privately for eight years, and has held studios in Phoenix, Dallas, and Minneapolis.
Kira holds a Masters of Music degree in horn performance from Arizona State University. Her primary instructors include John Ericson, as well as Herb Winslow while earning her Bachelors of Music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. In her free time, Kira enjoys baking, traveling, and spending plenty of time with her friends and family.
JULY 24 Christine Soojin Kim, oboe
Oboist Christine Soojin Kim has performed as principal oboe with the Sarasota Orchestra and the Des Moines Metro Opera. In the past, she performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She won first prize in the Korea Herald Music Competition and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra solo competition. Her bachelor of music is from Seoul National University, and her MM is from the New England Conservatory. She also earned an artist diploma from the Colburn School. She currently teaches at the University of Minnesota while being an active freelancer in the twin cities area. Christine will be starting her new position as principal oboe at the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra starting from summer 2022.
JULY 31 Lynn Erickson, trumpet
Minnesota native Lynn Erickson has played second trumpet for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1991. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, having earned both Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, and studied with Charles Schlueter, David Baldwin, Vincent Cichowicz, and Manny Laureano. Erickson is an active Twin Cities performer whose credits also include the Minnesota Orchestra, Mill City Opera and Broadway productions at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Erickson is the principal trumpet and serves as a board member of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. She currently holds adjunct faculty status at both Augsburg and Macalester Colleges. When not playing the trumpet, Erickson volunteers on a weekly basis with her Golden Retriever, Lacey, as a therapy dog team for Methodist Hospital.
AUGUST 7 David Davis, saxophone
David Davis is a performing saxophonist and vocalist in the Twin Cities with extensive solo and quartet experience. David is also a music educator recognized as outstanding by the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year panel, the 2022 national GRAMMY Music Educator Award panel, and NBC4 News Washington. He has taught band, orchestra, and general music in elementary, middle, and high schools within a wide range of socioeconomically and ethnically diverse communities.
AUGUST 21 Nicholas Chalmers, tenor
Nicholas Chalmers, originally from Hopkins, Minnesota, is a founding member of The Mirandola Ensemble and has been its Artistic Director since January 2016. He has previously sung with The Rose Ensemble, The Bach Society of Minnesota and Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, Glorious Revolution Baroque, The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, and the Minnesota Chorale. Recent solo engagements include Oratory, Magnum Chorum, the Church Music Association of America, and the St. Mark’s Cathedral Concert Series. Last spring, Nicholas concluded his Master’s studies in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota, where he conducted several campus ensembles and held a Teacher’s Assistant position in the music theory department. Nicholas is in his fifth year as the Director of Music at Chesterton Academy and was recently appointed Director of Music at Annunciation Church in South Minneapolis.
AUGUST 28 Michal and Elizabeth Sobieski, double violin
Violinist Michal Sobieski joined The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1979, having previously served as concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio and first violin of the resident string quartet. He has been concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico and co-concertmaster of Venezuela’s Maracaibo Symphony Orchestra. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Sobieski graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Music and was a member of the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and the leader and soloist with Con Moto Ma Cantabile chamber orchestra. He toured throughout Poland as a soloist and recitalist with the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Bureau. After winning a special diploma of honor at the 1970 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition, Sobieski studied at Indiana University. Currently, Sobieski is concertmaster and soloist with the Minneapolis Parks Pops Orchestra and the North Star Opera Orchestra, and has appeared with the Chamber Music Minnesota, The Schubert Club and Thursday Musical. Sobieski has made five LifeScapes recordings and has collaborated with Layton James on a recording of Brahms’ Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano. He is also founder and first violinist of the Sobieski String Quartet. Formerly the violinist in the Macalester Trio, Sobieski taught at Gustavus Adolphus College from 1992 to 1996.