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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, 7 p.m.

The Real Men Sing Choral Festival is being held at Pillager High School this year. This event provides a day of instruction for area high school and college age young men, followed by a 7 p.m. concert with the SAMC. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 available at Nelson Insurance Agency in Staples, The Shante in Pillager, and Bjerga's Cafe in Pillager. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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The Director's Cut - A tribute to founding SAMC Director Stan Carlson

Stan Carlson served as the first director (1971-2010) of the SAMC. His leadership and inspiration served as the group’s foundation for over 50 years, and he remains a supporter of the chorus to this day. The Director’s Cut Playlist honors his contribution by featuring some of Stan’s favorite pieces of men’s chorus literature, as sung by the Staples Area Men’s Chorus, under his direction.

Listen to the playlist here.
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A note from our playlist supporters...

"Stan, your work as a choral music educator, mentor, and friend, are an inspiration to me - thank you!  Your influence and dedication continues to impact singers everywhere.  Congratulations on your lasting legacy, dear friend." 
- Dr. Lee Nelson, Wartburg College

"We remain impressed by the work of the SAMC.  Your years of leadership continue to be a solid foundation to the success of the chorus.  Thank you for your service to the profession.  Stan, we salute you!"
- Don Langlie, Popplers Music
RMS Junior Chorus

Music Education

Music education is a priority for SAMC. For the past 20 years, we've worked with area schools, colleges and universities to offer the Real Men Sing workshop to mentor tenor and bass singers from ages 12 and up. 

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Our performance schedule includes fall, winter and spring events -- often in conjunction with other local, regional and national artists.

Support the SAMC

Please consider sponsoring the 50th season of men's chorus activities, including educational outreach and production of digital content, as we eagerly await the return of live performances.


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Staples MN 56479


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