Featured Events

Presenting our 17th Season — “Joyful Global Journeys”

For sixteen years, the volunteer singers of The Legacy Chorale, [a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization] have been performing to 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 17th Season, we continue to foster a spirit of “unity in diversity” and an appreciation of differences by performing a magnificent selection of music from the USA and around the globe.

A Night at the USO

We celebrate the 1940’s & ’50’s and honor all of our veterans at our gala fundraiser on October 6th at Cragun’s resort. A big band will accompany crooners and dancers who will take you back in time. You’ll be treated to a delicious 3-course dinner of Caesar Salad; Irma’s Pot Roast (Braised Beef Ribs) with Seasonal Vegetable and Au’Gratin Potatoes; and tasty desserts with coffee. You’ll delight in shopping our silent auction with desirable items and gifts to fit all budgets. Dressing ’40’s or ’50’s-style is optional (and fun!) for guests. This might be our best, most entertaining, fall fundraiser ever!

Joy to the World — a Celebration of Carols from Around the Globe

Featured Music includes: “International Carol Suites,” arranged by Mark Hayes, contains 30 carols, representing 20 countries, arranged in a group of five geographically themed suites with both English and native languages. Other songs performed will include the Hanukkah song “Dai Diddle Dai,” a rip-roaring rendition of the gospel spiritual “Go Where I Send Thee,” and the ironic, new millennial holiday song, “I Want to Stare at my Phone with You.” Singers will be accompanied by a 10-piece chamber orchestra.
December 9, 11 & 15, 2018

Wanting Memories — Worldwide Songs of the Journey Called Life

“I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.” These words, written by American composer Ysaye Barnwell for her now-famous piece, inspired the theme for The Legacy Chorale’s Spring 2019 Concert Series. Songs that lead us from despair to hope, doubt to faith, and hatred to love comprise a program filled with inspirational melodies from around the globe, including: “Spiritual,” also written by Barnwell; a Swahili adaptation of The Lord’s Prayer entitled “Baba Yetu” (from the Video Game Civilization IV); an exciting choral arrangement of Carly Simon’s hit, “Let the River Run;” “Famine Song,’ which features body percussion that mimics the sounds of rain; Leonard Cohen’s beautiful “Hallelujah;” and many more, including folk songs and spirituals.
April 13 & 14, 2019


Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm 
Cascade United Methodist Church
Deerwood, MN
**Our 100th Concert!!**
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 7:30 pm 
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Onamia, MN
Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 3:30 pm 
Tornstrom Auditorium
Brainerd, MN


Sunday July 29, 2018 | 2:00
Please attend the community concert hosted by our friends from Lakes Area Music Festival, at Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN
Free Will Donations Accepted


Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm | The Centre, Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd
“A Night at the USO” — Annual Fall Fundraiser Gala with 3-course dinner, USO-style show, dancing, and silent auction


Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 3:30 pm | Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 7:30 pm | Crosby-Ironton High School, Ironton
Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 7:30 pm | Salem Lutheran Church, Longville
“Joy to the World” — A Celebration of Carols from Around the Globe
Free Will Donations Accepted