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Legacy Chorale brings “Bach to Broadway” to Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd - November 12

Web posted October 17, 2017
The Legacy Chorale will present a performance of “Bach to Broadway” at 3:30 pm, November 12, 2017 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. This  entertaining and educational concert features the best classical, operatic and Broadway choruses of all time, showcasing more than 450 years of Western musical heritage.

“These days there is huge interest in genealogy and finding our roots,” said Sarah Aamot, The Legacy Chorale’s Founder and Artistic Director. “This concert is something like looking at our musical family tree. Concert attendees will hear music our ancestors gave us and learn how their contributions help shape our music now. They’ll also discover ageless music—great songs and choruses that never go out of style.”

The concert opens in the Baroque period of Classical music, the early 1700’s, with J. S. Bach’s lively fugue "Honor and Glory” from his twelve movement composition Magnificat. It ends with Leonard Bernstein’s “Tonight” from the Broadway musical West Side Story.

“In between, we will travel back as far as the Renaissance and into the 21st century.” Aamot said. “We especially hope to see a lot of students in the audience. We’re sure they’ll be having so much fun, they’ll hardly notice they’re being educated.”

Perhaps they’ll even be inspired to be singers and composers. Throughout the program, audience members will discover how composers all through history and even now return to the past to find themes, notes and words for their music. “Our musical heritage is a never-ending loop,” Aamot said.

All young people 18 and under enter free because this concert is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

“We always get a good turnout when we perform in Brainerd,” said Tracy Rittmueller, PR consultant to the Legacy Chorale. “This promises to be an extraordinary concert and because people of all ages are sure to enjoy the program, we expect one of our largest audiences, ever.”

Discounted advance adult tickets are available to purchase by cash or check at Brainerd Dispatch and Lakes Printing. Or phone (218) 270-8212 to pay by credit card. Tickets are available at the door.

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota has graced area stages since 2002. They are a group of ordinary people presenting extraordinary performances, with a mission to ensure the legacy of excellence in choral music in the greater Minnesota area, while enriching, inspiring and renewing the communities in which they live. Comprised of 50-70 vocalists at any time of all ages, they perform in many communities throughout central and greater Minnesota. To learn more visit legacychorale.org, or call (218) 270-8212.

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