With more than 75 Cook County residents in the Choir & Orchestra, the long-standing tradition continues! Come hear your musically talented friends, family, and neighbors perform seasonal works by celebrated composers. This year’s program includes selections from Benjamin Britton’s Ceremony of Carols
and Handel’s Messiah
, as well as orchestral pieces featuring harp and oboe. Guest artist Janell Lemire, harpist for Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
, Lake Superior Orchestra, and UMD Festival Orchestra, will be a featured performer.
Under the excellent direction of composer and pianist Bill Beckstrand
, the talented members of BCO continue the six-decades-long treasured tradition of Christmas-season concerts. In 2013, BCO became affiliated with the North Shore Music Association
to expand opportunities for community participation in choral and orchestral music and to maintain its tradition into the future.
Free admission, open to all ages. Donations to BCO gratefully accepted.
The North Shore Music Association is proud to present our Fourth Annual Grand Marais Ole Opry, a classic country and old-time music showcase
featuring local & regional musicians playing tunes made famous by artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, The Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, The Carter Family, Roger Miller, Loretta Lynn, Doc Watson and many more. Emceed by WTIP’s “Classic Country” host Carl Solander
, this year’s lineup features two stellar classic county groups from the Twin Cities: The Saddle Sores
and Cherry Dirt
. Great local talents who are sure to knock your wooly socks off are Gordon Thorne
and Rose & Jay Arrowsmith Decoux
. Don't miss the sweet country harmonies, rollickin' folk humor, and high energy of this favorite local event!
In honor and celebration of Black History Month
, NSMA is proud to host jazz singer Charmin Michelle
with Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
, performing a tribute to American-born jazz singer Adelaide Hall
, a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance
with artists including Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, and Cab Calloway. More details to come!