Concerts and Events

2018 Concert & Special Events Schedule 

Concerts and events are subject to change. Free unless otherwise noted. A freewill offering or entrance fee may be received at certain events to cover expenses and help support and further the arts at Mount Carmel.


Trio Con Brio from Stockholm Sweden Click to see their website

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in chapel. Freewill offering for the musicians.

We are excited to welcome back Trio Con Brio again this year as they present “Unlimited Music – The Scandinavian Way”.  Come and enjoy tunes like “A Summertune” (Erland von Koch); “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” (Gershwin); “Two Sentimental” (ABBA-Songs); and many more.

It all began in 2001, when Jan Holmgren got the idea of putting together a trio consisting of one flute, one oboe and a piano. They should play music that would be arranged only for this constellation and the music genre should be very wide and not connected to a specific type of music.

Trio con Brio was born, and today the trio consists of Carina Cederwall – flute, Jan Holmgren – oboe/ english horn, and Stig Andersson – piano/arrangements. They play concerts all over Sweden, as well as in Germany and America.

They are all educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with a repertoire from classical music to well known hymns via jazz, musicals and film music. You don’t want to miss it!


Peder Eide, Outdoor Concert Click to see his website
Friday, June 22nd, 7:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel Outdoor Worship Ampitheater. Freewill offering.

“I had always helped young people worship vertically, but I came to the realization that there is a missing horizontal connection they are not getting,

Churches, in order to meet everyone’s needs, offer worship in different styles for different age groups. Although this is important, it can sometimes there can be an unintentional separation between generations; kids in one place and adults in another.

I want to help families worship more than just on Sunday mornings. My vision is to encourage their connection with Jesus while at the same time engaging with one another in worship at home, work, school, and on vacation. This is in addition to their regular Sunday worship.”


Jillian Jones – A Night or Worship and Praise
July 9, 7:30pm  Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria, MN
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Lynn Stoneking and Band – A Night of Stories andSong, Praise and Worship
July 23, 7:30pm   Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria, MN
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We are planning weekly concerts during the months of July and August with many of our guest musicians at camp. They (may) include:  Nate Hoff Family; Milt & Andrew Scott; Brian Spahr & Todd Miller; Charles Johnson; and others.

Please check back for dates and times of other events and concerts! We’ll see you this summer at Mount Carmel!


Barbary Coast Dixieland Band  Click to see their website
Saturday, August 4th at 7:00 pm in the chapel. $10 admission at the door.

Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been together since 1967. Elected to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and rated among the finest entertainers in the Midwest, the band has played everywhere from the Mississippi paddle wheel boats and the Minnesota State Fair, to Nagasaki, Japan.

The band is made up of six talented musicians who play 18 instruments. Led by left-handed banjo/guitar player Dick Petersen, the band includes Tom Andrews on drums, clarinet, and vocals; Jim ten Bensel on trombone, cornet, drums, and vocals; Russ Peterson on trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, flute, bass, and vocals; Steve Pikal on bass, trombone, and piano; and, finally, Fred Richardson on clarinet, bass, and vocals. This group of versatile musicians, who occasionally swap instruments on stage without missing a note, will have your feet tappin’ from their very first set!


Arthur’s Chorus
Wednesday, August 14 at 3:00 pm


Charles Johnson, Baritone
Tuesday, August 21, at 4:00 pm


Messiah Sing-along
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm in chapel.
A $5 suggested donation will go to the High School Food Shelf. (Please do not bring canned goods or perishable, non-perishable items to the concert. Your cash donation will help further the work and care of the Food Shelf.)

This annual event brings together local area youth musicians, church choirs, soloists and pianists and participants to share in the joy of Christmas with a special sing along of Handel’s Messiah.

Special guests include: Alexandria High School Rainbow Strings Orchestra, Directed by Brad Lambrecht.

Guest soloists: to be announced.
Pianists: to be announced.
Special Honors to: Kay Hoffland, who helped found this event in 2011.

Proceeds from the event, along with a grant from Thrivent Financial, will go toward the Alexandria High School Food Shelf.

Cookies and coffee will be served following the sing along in the Mount Carmel chapel gathering space.