Featured Events

“AT THE HOP” – Fall Fundraiser

Nov 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
6pm happy hour/silent auction and 7pm dinner/show.

Hop on over to Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake as we celebrate the music and dance traditions of the 1950’s at our 17th annual gala fundraiser on November 1st, 2019!  Singers, dancers and a Rock ‘n’ Roll band will take you back to the fabulous music of this remarkable era! This jam packed night will include Dinner at The Diner, featuring Irma’s Pot Roast (gluten free) and apple crisp, shopping at the silent auction and don’t forget those dancin’ shoes to get your jitterbug groove on out on the dance floor!! Want to dress for the occasion?  Go ahead! We’ll all be dressed in fabulous 50’s fashions! If you thought last year’s show was fun, then you’re in for a real treat “AT THE HOP!”

“Vegetarian option available upon advance request”


Presenting our 18th Season — “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”

Have you ever lived a single day without hearing music? Have you ever wondered why music, specifically singing, can break down barriers and connect people in an instant? For seventeen years, the volunteer singers of The Legacy Chorale, [a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization], have been doing just that–bringing people together through the power of song!! Performing for enthused audiences in the Brainerd Lakes area and greater Minnesota, our multi-community choir has united people of varied—even opposing—beliefs, lifestyles, and political persuasions. For our 18th Season, we continue to foster this spirit of “unity in diversity” through famous gospel tunes, spirituals, choral classics, and reworked “pop” songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s!


Fall Series

“What the World Needs Now…”

November 22 & 24, 2019

Dubbed “Broadway for Orlando,” 68 stars of the contemporary Broadway stage rerecorded Burt Bacharach’s famous popular song from 1965 to honor the victims and those wounded in the 2016 Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub.  This reworked version of What the World Needs Now is Love is the centerpiece for the Legacy Chorale’s Fall 2019 concert series, and will feature almost 25 soloists from the Legacy Chorale.  Audiences will enjoy many other inspirational songs, such as If Music Be the Food of Love and What a Wonderful World, by Minnesota composers David Dickau and René Clausen, respectively; gospel tunes and spirituals, including a jazz/blues arrangement of He’s Got the Whole World; Harry Belafonte’s well-known original, Turn the World Around; a dramatic rendition of “America the Beautiful” entitled, From Sea to Shining Sea; and an audience sing-along to I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing!  As part of The Legacy Chorale’s School Outreach Program, The Aitkin High School Concert Choir (directed by Kelly Blake) will perform at the Nov. 22 concert in Aitkin, and the Brainerd High School 9th Grade Varsity Choir (directed by Marcus Aulie) will perform at the Nov. 24 concert in Brainerd.


Spring Series

“How Can I Keep From Singing?”

April 18, 21 & 25, 2020

The theme of The Legacy Chorale’s Spring 2020 concert series is taken from the title of a hymn arrangement of the same name by Matthew Culloton, How Can I Keep from Singing? The hymn text speaks directly to the power of music – and especially music that is sung: “My life flows on in endless song…It finds an echo in my soul–How can I keep from singing?” In addition to the title piece, the program will include other famous songs about singing: Sing, an energetic and joyful celebration of vocal music by Pentatonix; Sing, Sing a Song by The Carpenters; Sing Out, made famous by Celtic Woman; the spirited Music Down in My Soul by Moses Hogan; We Are the World 25 for Haiti, a remix of the Michael Jackson/Lionel Richie hit from 1986; and many more, including folk songs, Broadway favorites, and a little jazz! Also included on the program will be a Children’s Chorus comprised of elementary singers from the Brainerd and Pequot Lakes School Districts!

The April 18th, 2020, concert in Pequot Lakes is part of the Greater Lakes Performing Arts 2019-2020 Concert Series! This marks The Legacy Chorale’s 5th invitation to perform for GLAPA!

Fall


Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 6:00 pm | The Sport Centre, Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake, Brainerd
“At the Hop!” — Annual Fall Fundraiser Gala 50s-style show, with the famous Irma’s pot roast dinner, dancing, and silent auction!

Winter


“What the World Needs Now…”

 

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 7:30 pm | First Lutheran Church, Aitkin

Sunday, November 24 | 3:30 pm | Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd

 

Free Will Donations Accepted

Spring


“How Can I Keep From Singing?”

 

Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 7:30 pm | Pequot Lakes High School, Pequot Lakes
**Part of the GLAPA 2019-2020 Concert Series!**

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 7:30 pm | Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm | Calvary Lutheran Church, Willmar

 

Free Will Donations Accepted