Dakota Pro Musica presenting Lenten concert in Jamestown

The concert will be at St. James Basilica.

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Dakota Pro Musica will perform in Jamestown on Thursday, March 16.
Contributed / Jason Thoms

Dakota Pro Musica is presenting a special Lenten concert, “A Baroque Tenebrae,” in Jamestown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. James Basilica. The concert will feature retelling the passion story according to St. John through traditional chant, Renaissance motets, Baroque cantata movements and modern anthems.

Dakota Pro Musica is the only fully professional choral ensemble in North Dakota and is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Bismarck. The ensemble’s founder and artistic director is Dr. Jason Thoms, director of choral activities at Bismarck State College. Dakota Pro Musica was founded in October 2020 and each of its concert seasons has grown in the number of singers and performances. Dakota Pro Musica's mission is to build community through performances and help others raise their voices through community outreach.

Though Dakota Pro Musica is based in Bismarck, it performs its concerts across central North Dakota. This concert will be performed in Jamestown, Richardton, Mandan, and Bismarck between March 16-19. The concert in Jamestown is free with a freewill offering being accepted.

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