2017-2018 Season

The 2017-2018 Season of the Lute Café begins Thursday, September 21st
, 2017, at
Immanuel Lutheran Church

The Lute Café is a series of casual lute concerts offered monthly at Immanuel Lutheran Church. It’s sponsored by the Twin Cities Lute Cooperative, with the generous donation of the East Lounge space by Immanuel Lutheran Church.

It’s officially called "Thursday at the Lute Cafe" because it takes place on the third Thursday of every month. It’s a kind of “coffeehouse” experience in the East Lounge area at Immanuel. The performance of live lute music is the center of attention, rather than a background experience. It’s a casual concert setting featuring live, beautiful and relaxing lute music while having a coffee or a snack, reading a book, or just staring out the window and relaxing.

The performances last about an hour, maybe a bit more. Each month features one or more lute players from the Twin Cities area and can include lute solos, duets, trios and even a lute quartet. Small instrumental ensembles which include the lute are also presented. The music comes from a variety of European countries and was composed during the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque musical eras. Sometime a concert will feature modern music arranged and performed on the lute.

Doors open at 7:00 and performances start at 7:30 pm.

There is no set charge for attending the performances, but a $10-15 per person donation is suggested to help defray costs and support our performers.


The full 2017-2018 season lineup at the Lute Café can be found by date on the navigation bar at the left or on the
2017-2018 season poster (PDF).

Call 651-699-1808 or email 
info@philliprukavina.com for further information.