Thursday, April 26, 2012
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The public is invited to enjoy three Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in May. Performances will be on Mondays from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The schedule is:
May 7: The Choral Arts Ensemble will perform selections from its recent concert, "An American Spring," in Hage Atrium, subway level, Siebens Medical Education Building, 100 Second Ave. SW. The program will include traditional works by U.S. composers and folk music such as "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain," "The Gift to be Simple," and "Shall We Gather at the River." The Choral Arts Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Michael Culloton, is in its 27th season and is recognized for its commitment to choral excellence. The ensemble is dedicated to the creation and performance of new music and the masterworks from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Its mission is to inspire, educate, and enrich the community at large through outstanding choral performance.
May 14: Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber will perform in Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level, Charlton Building, 10 Third Ave. NW. Juber, best known as a lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, brings a broad repertoire of folk, jazz and pop styles to the stage. He has released 19 solo albums. Juber's latest release is the soundtrack to the "Dateline NBC" documentary "Children of the Harvest." He is credited with composing, playing and arranging for hundreds of TV shows and movies, as well as and contributing to video game soundtracks.
May 21: Twilite Broadcasters will perform a vintage country and string concert in Lips Atrium. The Nashville-based band creates traditional American music that combines the sounds of early bluegrass and rockabilly. The band's inspirations include the Louvin Brothers and Bill Monroe. Band members are Adam Tanner on fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Mark Jackson on guitar and vocals; and Chuck Shreve on bass. In 2011, the group released its latest album, "The Trail of Time."
May 28: Memorial Day, no concert.
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program is coordinated by Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester. The series is generously funded by Rosemary Willson in memory of her late husband, Meredith Willson, who wrote the Broadway musical "The Music Man." The gift is made in gratitude for the couple's care at Mayo Clinic.
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