The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director, Sarah Aamot, will perform their Spring 2013 concert series, entitled “A Celtic Celebration,” in April at three area venues: Thursday, April 11, First Lutheran Church, Aitkin; Friday, April 12, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter; and Saturday, April 13, Pequot Lakes High School, Pequot Lakes (all concerts are at 7:30 pm). The concert in Pequot Lakes is part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts 2012-1013 Concert Series.
Admission for the concerts in Aitkin and Baxter is $10.00 for adults and seniors, and students 18 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets for these two concerts can be purchased at the door at each concert; at the Brainerd Dispatch; Bethany Bookstore and the Independent Age in Aitkin; or by contacting Bill Satre, Legacy Chorale Manager, at 218-270-8020.
Tickets for the concert in Pequot Lakes must be purchased through Pequot Lakes Community Education by calling 218-568-9200 and requesting the number of reserved tickets you want; tickets can be picked up one hour prior to the concert; They accept cash and check only; no credit cards. Ticket prices for the Pequot Lakes concert are Adults/$12, Seniors/$10, and Youth/$8.
Repertoire for the concert series will include popular Celtic folk songs, hymn tunes and dance melodies from Ireland , Wales , and Scotland ; the high points of the concert will be an arrangement for bagpipes and choir that includes the the popular “Amazing Grace,” and two solo selections by Brian Solum, a professional Highland Bagpiper from Bemidji. Audience members will be delighted with tunes both familiar (Danny Boy, Molly Malone, A Welsh Lullaby) and new (Kyrie on Logan Dell, The Fiddler of Dooney), and those made popular by internationally renowned groups like Celtic Woman and Celtic Thunder (Dulaman, Amazing Grace, The Rocky Road to Dublin). The concert will also feature a Celtic band, made up of area and out-state musicians: chorale accompanist Laura Raedeke (Nisswa), Sarah Lockwood (Hastings), violin/fiddle; Jim Olson (Brainerd), guitar; Lance James (Brainerd), recorder/penny whistle; Laurie Chamberlain (Brainerd), bass; and Steve “Gus” Augustinack (Baxter), Celtic bodhran/percussion.