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Wed, Nov 28 1:14pm · Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony 38th Christmas Concert in Center for Humanities in Medicine


Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony – St Marys Chapel, Rochester – FREE!

The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony will present its 38th Christmas Concert featuring several adored holiday classics – including some selections from the Nutcracker and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.  The Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony is a venue for Mayo Clinic employees, retirees, families, and the larger Mayo community family members to enjoy and develop their art through performance in a classical chamber symphony.  Annually since 1979, the Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony provides a Christmas Concert, free for all patients and the general public which is performed at Saint Marys Chapel.  Please join us!


Fri, Nov 16 10:44am · Music is Good Medicine | Hosanna Group in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Hosanna is a mixed quartet from Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield, MN. The group performs predominantly acapella gospel and sacred music and has been singing together for nearly 25 years. They are very excited about performing at Music is Good Medicine.

Members are: Deb Oelkers, Harry Follmuth and Randy and Kathy Demmer

Selections likely to be heard:

  • Let it Snow
  • Baby it’s Cold Outside
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • I’ll be Home for Christmas
  • We Need a Little Christmas
  • Silver Bells

Fri, Nov 16 10:42am · Music is Good Medicine | Dr. H. Bryan Neel & Pastor Paul Walker in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Dr. Bryan Neel is a retired Mayo Clinic surgeon, scientist and educator. Paul Walker is a retired ELCA Lutheran pastor. Both reside in Rochester, MN.

It is a rare and special privilege to play and hear music that has been adapted for two pianos (not to be confused with the same score on each piano). Two pianos in concert enhance the rich and powerful sonority of the instruments and provide listeners a unique experience.

Selections likely to be heard:

  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • White Christmas
  • Parade of the Toy Soldiers
  • Jingle Bells
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Deck the Halls
  • Victor Herbert’s Toyland
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Chestnuts Roasting
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (sing-along)

Fri, Nov 16 10:40am · Music is Good Medicine | Gonda Singers in Center for Humanities in Medicine


The Gonda Singers group was formed in 2002 by volunteers and employees one and two at a time sharing their gifts of music and smiles to help patients remember happier times and, many say, heal more quickly.


Selections likely to be heard:

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Rudolph
  • Frosty
  • There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Here Come Santa Clause
  • White Christmas
  • Christmas Waltz

Tue, Nov 6 9:02am · The Life and Death Comedy Show in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Thank you for your interest in the Life & Death Comedy Show with Stevie Ray. The performance is not being recorded, however, there are still tickets available for the 2PM show.

Thu, Nov 1 9:24am · Don't Miss Our Last "Frankensteinian Celebration" of 2018: Hippocrates Cafe in Center for Humanities in Medicine


Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine is pleased to present “Hippocrates Café” at the Rochester Civic Theatre on Monday, November 12, 2018.


This session will explore “Frankenstein” through spoken words and music, drawing from the novel and source materials, as well as poetry and prose inspired by Mary Shelley’s work.

Hippocrates Cafe combines performing arts and medicine. It is a live show that uses professional actors and musicians to explore healthcare topics through story and song.

Hippocrates Cafe creator and host Jon Hallberg, MD, introduces show topics and provides narration throughout, giving context for all pieces.  Dr. Hallberg is an associate professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota.  He is an award-winning medical educator and is medical director at the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic.  Since 2003, Hallberg has been the regular medical commentator on the regional “All Things Considered” on Minnesota Public Radio.