‘Music of the Night’ spring 2016 concert series begins in April

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota Spring concert series runs April 15, 16 and 17 and features “Music of the Night,” a show that brings back to memories and dreams of beautiful nights, moons and stars in the sky. Audiences will be entertained with soothing sounds that reflect the feeling of music of the night under the direction of Legacy Chorale founder and artistic director Sarah Aamot, accompanied by Laura Raedeke.

Concerts are scheduled for Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 104 Crosier Drive, Onamia, Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Washington School, Tornstrom Auditorium, 804 Oak St., downtown Brainerd.

A variety of venues will be represented including folk, blues and spiritual.

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota has graced area stages since 2001 under the direction and leadership of Sarah Aamot. They are a group of “ordinary people” presenting “extraordinary performances.” Their mission is “to ensure the legacy of excellence in choral music in the greater Minnesota area while enriching, inspiring and renewing the communities in which we live.” They are governed by a nine-member board and group membership is by audition held twice a year.

The Legacy Chorale includes 40 and 65 singers at any time of all ages, representing a number of greater Minnesota communities. They are committed to performing in a broad area in order to bring quality choral music to greater Minnesota. The Legacy Chorale has held performances in Aitkin, Brainerd, Baxter, Bemidji, Crosby, Crosslake, Deerwood, Hackensack, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Longville, Minneapolis, Moose Lake, Pequot Lakes, Staples, Perham, St. Cloud, Wadena, Walker, Willmar and White Bear Lake.

Concert tickets for Friday and Sunday are available from choir members, at the door, or in advance at the Brainerd Dispatch, Lakes Printing in Brainerd and Bethany Book Store in Baxter. Tickets are $12 for adults and seniors; free for students age 18 and under.

The organization is funded by member fees, fundraisers, community donations, ticket sales, and grants. More information and full schedule can be found at www.legacychorale.org, and get current notices of concerts and activities.