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!
Spring Series – CANCELED
“How Can We Keep From Singing?”
April 18, 21 & 26, 2020 – CANCELED
The theme of The Legacy Chorale’s Spring 2020 concert series is taken from the title of the hymn, How Can I Keep from Singing? Composed in the 1860s by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry to an anonymous text, the hymn 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 songs about singing: Sing, an energetic and joyful celebration of vocal music by Pentatonix; Sing Out, made famous by Celtic Woman; the spirited I Hear America Singing by André Thomas; two choral classics-With A Voice of Singing by Minnesota composer Kenneth Jennings and Sing Unto God by Paul Fetler; a sweet arrangement of The Carpenters’ A Song For You; a gospel-style barnburner entitled I Will Sing by Rosephanye Powell, hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral music; and many more! Also included on the program will be a Children’s Chorus comprised of 3rd and 4th graders from Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd, directed by Stacy Podoll-Erdal (April 21st concert), and the New London-Spicer HS Concert Choir and West Central Singers (based in Willmar), both directed by Naomi Powers-Baker (April 26th concert). The youth choirs will open their respective concerts with their own set of pieces, and then join the chorale on two numbers.
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!
Tickets to the April 18 concert in Pequot Lakes can be purchased by visiting glapa.org, or by calling (218) 568-9200 (Pequot Community Education).
The April 21 and April 26 concerts are free-will donation concerts. There is no admission charge to attend!
“How Can We Keep From Singing?”
We regret to inform you that because of the situation with COVID-19, we are CANCELING our spring series concerts.
For the health of ourselves, each other and our audiences, we need to follow the guidance of the CDC and the national medical experts.
We are praying that all stay healthy during this time.
SAVE THE DATES
Saturday October 3, 2020 Nisswa Community Center
Saturday December 12th, 2020 Venue/time TBD
Sunday December 13th, 2020 Venue/time TBD