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A Choral Chamber Ensemble

Kerry Krebill
Artistic Director


2023-2024 SEASON


Upcoming Concerts

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Chamber Recital with Sarah Stone and Keith Reas

7:30 PM Thursday, May 9, 2024


Montana Early Music Festival favorite artists Sarah Stone and Keith Reas kick off Musikanten Montana’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 9th , with a 7:30 pm cello and organ concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral.  In a joint recital, they will offer Italian and German music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, opening with Sarah playing one of J.S. Bach’s stunning solo cello suites.  Other composers include the first of the influential Venetian school of composers Andrea Gabrieli, and the important Anglo-Italian Jewish musician Jacobo Cervetto, who “brought the generous and manly tones of the violoncello into high favor “ when he moved from Verona to England in 1738.  The survey of Italian Baroque composers would not be complete without a selection from Antonio Vivaldi.  This program was a featured offering last year on the  Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester NY. 


St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral

511 N. Park, Helena, MT  


Suggested donation at the door $25  and $10 for students.

Open seating, come early to sit close!



Musikanten Montana's 20th Anniversary Concert

with Maestra Kerry Krebill, Marjorie Bunday, Carrie Krause, and friends

7:30 PM Saturday, May 11, 2024

Musikanten Montana is celebrating its 20th Season of performing in Montana with a grand finale concert at St. Mary Catholic Community at 7:30 pm on Saturday evening May 11.  This performance will spotlight 400 years of choral masterworks, featuring both some of the a cappella American repertoire Artistic Director Kerry Krebill has championed for 45 seasons of performances in the Washington DC area, and the Baroque-and-before choral masterworks she introduced to the Treasure State with the ensemble’s annual touring Montana Early Music Festival, the state’s only period instruments production of choral-orchestral ‘music before 1800’.


Musikanten is German for ‘musicians,’ and the Anniversary Concert will open with the choral pronouncement by Hugo Distler that “when every living thing has passed away, music will remain, because the angels in Heaven themselves are Musikanten.”  With the participation of favorite violinist Carrie Krause and friends, Musikanten will present Baroque  works by Monteverdi and Buxtehude, as well as a cappella music by Johannes Brahms, Elliott Carter, Washington School composer Russell Woollen, and Aaron Copland’s bravura composition for mezzo-soprano and chorus “In the Beginning.”   Beloved guest artist Marjorie Bunday solos in Copland’s 1947 setting of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis.   

St. Mary Catholic Community

1700 Missoula Avenue, Helena, MT

General admission:

Suggested donation at the door $35 and Students $10

Reserved seating for Musikanten Montana annual Angel Donors above $100  

Musikanten Montana at St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral

10:15 AM Sunday, May 12, 2024

Musikanten Montana’s 20th Anniversary Celebration concludes with the 10:15 am Mass at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral on Sunday, May 12th.  Organist Keith Reas will play for the service, and the Musikanten chorus will lead the liturgical music, offering John Ireland’s anthem “Greater Love Hath No Man than This” at the offertory. Organ music will include works by Merula, Frescobaldi, César Franck, John Stanley, David Cherwien and J.S. Bach.  Friends are encouraged to join Musikanten at this worship service. A reception follows in the cathedral undercroft. 

PRELUDE:        Voluntary in F -   John Stanley

                           Now the green blade riseth - David Cherwien

OFFERTORY;    Capriccio - Tarquinio Merula

COMMUNION:  Toccata for the Elevation - Girolamo Frescobaldi

                           Prière - César Franck

POSTLUDE:       Prelude in G - J. S. Bach

St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral

511 N. Park, Helena, MT  

This event is free and open to the public


Past Programs


Montana Early Music Festival

March 7-9, 2024

Henry Purcell’s “Hail! Bright Cecilia”

& "Come Ye Sons of Art"

To celebrate Musikanten Montana’s 20th Season, what better choice than to honor the patron saint of music with the Airy Violin, the Am’rous Flute and soft Guitar, the noble Organ and more – “which strike the Ear and captivate the Heart. “          


Andrea Weidemann, soprano;

Marjorie Bunday, contralto; Anne Kania, contralto

Daniel Hutchings, tenor; Kevin Sutton, tenor

Art Bumgardner, baritone; Matthew Dexter, baritone

Featured in this brilliant ode will be our beloved Baroque band leader Carrie Krause, theorbo player John Lenti, gambist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, and an array of trumpets, oboes and recorders. 

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:30 PM - Holy Rosary, 220 W. Main, Bozeman

Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:30 PM - Immaculate Conception,  Western Ave. & Caledonia St., Butte 

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM - St. Mary Catholic Community, 1700 Missoula Ave., Helena

 Tickets: Piccolo’s Music, Birds & Beasleys, or at the door.

General Admission $30, Students $15.

Reserved seating for Musikanten Angels ($100+ donors). 

For more info call, Info: (406) 442-6825

March 26, 2024 - 7:30 PM

A Tenebrae Concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral

Join us on Tuesday of Holy Week for Stabat Mater, the 13th century hymn to Mary portraying her suffering as Jesus was crucified, with soprano Amanda Balestrieri and contralto Anne Kania. 

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 A benefit for Musikanten Montana

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 7:30 PM

Limited seating. Reserve early!

Our marvelous Baroque cellist Sarah Stone plays three of Johann Sebastian Bach's bravura cello suites in a tour-de-force solo recital.

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major

Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor

Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major

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St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral &

Musikanten Montana 

Kerry Krebill, Artistic Director


A Concert for The Season of Epiphany

Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 4 PM

St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral 

511 N. Park Avenue, Helena, MT

$25 suggested donation

students free


 Anne Kania, contralto

Kevin Sutton, tenor

Chas Elliott, piano

Wendy Yuen, organ


Musikanten performs at
First Night Alexandria
Celebrating Russell Woollen

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

228 S. Pitt St. Old Town Alexandria, VA

December 31, 2023 at 5 PM, 6:30 PM and 8 PM

Musikanten celebrates the choral music of beloved VA/DC/MD composer Russell Woollen (1923-1994) with professional chamber orchestra and soloists, conducted by Kerry Krebill. Program includes his 1987 Alexandria Suite, based on poetry by former poet laureate of Virginia, Jean Elliot, and commissioned by the Alexandria Choral Society.


Tickets $30/adult, $10/student, available at the door (cash or check only).

Annual All Souls Concerts


St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral

7:30 PM - Wednesday, November 1


Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church

7:30 PM - Thursday, November 2

Suggested donation $25 at the door


Herbert Howells “Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing” 

 In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the death of President Kennedy

Tomás Luis de Victoria “Requiem for 6 Voices” (Officium Defunctorum)

In Loving Memory

Enid Marjorie Alpern

Jerome Alpern

George Bennett

Gwen Bernard

Don Bishop

Chris Bramer

Christie Briggs

Jim Brown

Carlee Buckley

Elissie Buffalo  

Ken Burgett

Dora Butler

David Cartin

Pat Clark

Scott Clarke

Rick Cottingham

Jordan Daniels

Mary Davidson 

Rick Day

Luke DenHerder

Shawnee Dennis

Ben Dobey

Ronald Elliott 

Herb Eskildsen

Dianne Feinstein

Noella Gerard

Dollie Gilbert

Laura Parker Goss 

Marilyn Grant

Kathryn Grimes 

Ellie Grubich

Mary Haas 

Jerry Hallford

Carolyn Harrison 

Florine Hart

Patricia Hennesey

Paul Hoh 

Cynthia Hustad

Julie Jackson 

Kathleen Jepson

Chuck Johnson

Cordell Johnson

Dale Johnson

Vivian Johnson 

Ernie Knopp

Meredith Krutar

Brady J Lawson 

Cathy Leckie

Dora Lindner

Onyx Maltese

Victoria Marion

Jackie Mathews

Marjorie Ann McCullough

Patricia McGowan

Mary Teresa McKeough

Joanna McLaughlin

Don Meeks

Iris England Milne

Bob Morgan 

Duane Muhleman

Barbara O’Brien 

Gerri O'Leary

Gladys Ostrom
Karl Ostrom 

Ralph Peck


Robert Pennington

Pope Benedict XVI

Jay Ramlo  

Mike Rand

Ned Rorem 

Annie Tappe Scarff

Peter Schiffman

Ted Schwinden

Roger Scott

Carol Shope 

Teena Siegle


Harvey Steen

Verna Strand

Sid Strakal

Eric Sullivan

Frederick Swann 

David Talbot

Marjorie Trainor

Tina Turner

Barbara Walters 

Shori Whelan

George Winston

Nancy Wurtz

Wendell Yee

Kristin Young

Marvin Bald Eagle Youngman 

Jean Youngs

Juris Zarins  

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them

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