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North Shore Music Association Enter

Our Mission Listen Learn & Participate

The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.

Our Objectives

Sponsor and produce a series of concerts, dances, and workshops throughout the year.
 
Generate income to support our mission through a variety of methods, typically through ticket sales, grants, memberships, and donations.
 
Engage in partnerships at every opportunity, e.g., joint ventures with local entities.
Act as a musical arts consultant and a link between musical performers and educators and those seeking contact with them.
 
Use the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (ACA) as the primary venue for NSMA concerts.
 
Use volunteers effectively in the promotion and production of NSMA activities.


 

Our Legacy

For over 30 years, the NMSA has hosted live concerts, community dances, and educational programming for young and old. NSMA has hosted hundreds of musical artists—from local and regional virtuosos to internationally renowned and beloved icons. Just a few artist highlights from the past few years include:
 
Folk Peter Yarrow, Harpeth Rising
 
Blues Guy Davis, Shemekia Copeland
 
Country/Bluegrass GM Ole Opry, Bluegrass Masters weekendRosie Flores
 
Guitar Adrian Legg, Phil Heywood
 
Classical Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, The Parker Quartet, Minetti Quartett (Vienna)
 
World Music Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, McInnis' Kitchen

 

Staff & Board of Directors

What Makes Us Unique

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional—a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared sorrow, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.
 
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7pm Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
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Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
12/09/2018 - 12/10/2018: 7 PM@ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Over 70 talented Cook County singers and musicians continue the treasured tradition, under the directorship of composer/conductor William Beckstrand. With the theme “Songs of the Season,” the performance will include Beckstrand’s “People Look East” and “Grace on Grace,” John Rutter’s “Donkey Carol,” and Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” accompanied by brass ensemble. Gifted local soloists, youth and adult, will add a special delight to the evening.

Concerts will be held both Sunday and Monday evenings at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais, MN. 

There is no entrance fee for this event, but your donation ($10-$20 suggested) to BCO will be greatly appreciated. Checks written to NSMA for BCO are tax deductible!

This event is sponsored by the North Shore Music Association. For more about the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, please visit: http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/borealis.php
 
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7pm Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
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Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
12/09/2018 - 12/10/2018: 7 PM@ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Over 70 talented Cook County singers and musicians continue the treasured tradition, under the directorship of composer/conductor William Beckstrand. With the theme “Songs of the Season,” the performance will include Beckstrand’s “People Look East” and “Grace on Grace,” John Rutter’s “Donkey Carol,” and Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” accompanied by brass ensemble. Gifted local soloists, youth and adult, will add a special delight to the evening.

Concerts will be held both Sunday and Monday evenings at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais, MN. 

There is no entrance fee for this event, but your donation ($10-$20 suggested) to BCO will be greatly appreciated. Checks written to NSMA for BCO are tax deductible!

This event is sponsored by the North Shore Music Association. For more about the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, please visit: http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/borealis.php
 
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