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Pioneer Previews for March 24: Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers to perform

BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers will welcome the public to the final concert of their spring concert tour at 3 p.m. today on the main stage of the Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex. The program, as conceived by Bradley Logan, professor of music and director of choral activities, will include sacred selections to secular music for the Bemidji Choir.

The Chamber Singers, chosen by the membership of the Bemidji Choir, specializes in literature for small choirs. The program will include Lotti’s “Crucifixus” and “Three Love Songs” by Kenneth Neufeld.

Both groups held workshops at high schools in Roseville, Monticello and Crosby along with their concert performances.

The concert tickets are $5 for adults, $3 senior citizens and free to all students.


—Watercolor with Marion Reil from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gallery North, 502 Third St. NW. Attendees will work on glazing and negative space and “paint” white flowers on the 16-inch by 20-inch mat. All materials will be provided and the class cost is $45. Register at Gallery North.


—Adventures in Lifelong Learning will continue its spring lecture series with Richard Moore who will give an overview of the work of the Beltrami County Natural Resources Department with emphasis on forest management and parks.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Roger Spiry Community Room of Beltrami Electric Company, 4111 Technology Drive NW. All presentations are open to the public. Free-will donations are accepted to help off-set costs of refreshments.

—Open auditions for the summer season at Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Road in downtown Hubbard, will be from 6-8 p.m. Positions for actors and technical crew are available. The minimum age is 15.


—Faculty recital by Cory J. Renbarger with collaborative pianist Sharon Johnson at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall in Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex. This performance is free and open to the general public.

—Introduction to Basic Jewelry making with Brittany Moore, sponsored by the Bemidji Community Arts Center. For more information:


—Fundraiser for First City Dance Studios Competition Team, 5:30-8 p.m. with tickets at the door or at First City Dance Studio for $8. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner at the American Legion in downtown Bemidji and be entertained by award-winning performances in tap, jazz, musical theater and hip hop by the troupe of 20 boys and girls from ages 8 to 14.

—Bemidji Trombones concert at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, free and open to the public.

—Open auditions for the summer season at Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Rd. in downtown Hubbard from 6-8 p.m. Positions for actors and technical crew are available. The minimum age is 15.


Puccini’s “LaBoheme” from the London Opera House will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Bemidji Theatre on U.S. Highway 2 West in Bemidji. The second in the four-part series of productions from major European opera houses, the film offers a unique opportunity to see and hear famous singers at close range with English subtitles. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased at theater box office any time prior to the event and at the door.

March art installations

—A listing of all the artists and venues can be found on the Bemidji Community Arts Center website at

—BSU Talley Gallery exhibit by Ivan Ninov, “Drawn from the Balkans,” is a collection of expressive prints and drawings by this world class Bulgarian artist. The exhibit will remain in place until April 12 and open to the public Monday through Saturday with no admission charge in Room 212 of Bensen Hall, BSU.

Call for artists

The New York Mills Cultural Center for works completed during 2010 through 2013 in all media for their regional art show held April 24 through May 25. The works must be ready for purchase. There will be four $50 Best in Show Category awards to be presented at the opening reception from 6-8 p.m. April 26. The $50 People’s Choice award will be presented at the conclusion of the show. Contact Jamie Robertson at 218-385-3339 or

Upcoming events

—Abbey Road Beatles Band at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in the Bemidji High School auditorium. Tickets now at Headwaters School for Music and the Arts and other Bemidji locations for advance price of $17. Tickets at the door will be $20.

—“Peter Pan,” an adaptation of J. M Barrie’s classic tale, at the historic Chief Theater. Public performances for this family musical are 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, 12-13 and 2 p.m. on April 7 and 14. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under now at Shannon’s Art and Soul and Iverson’s Corner Drug in downtown Bemidji and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry in the mall. Cash or check only at all ticket locations.