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This time of year, we turn inward toward our family and friends to continue our holiday traditions or start ones with newly established familial relationships. The concerts are done, presents still need to be wrapped — we're using bags this year to save some time for relaxing — and looking at the December folder and finding it bare. If that isn't a hint, what is?
The last few Christmas events are coming up quickly and one of the "most looked forward to" is the annual Bemidji State University Varsity Singers because non-auditioned singers are pleased to add their voices to the holiday scene under the direction of adjunct professor of choral music Steve Reznicek. Those who sing just for the love of it -- amateurs -- and are brought to a new level of skill best describes this versatile group of majors. Today's concert at 3 p.m.
The Bemidji Chorale's 35th annual Winter Concert will be held today at 3 and 7 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church of Bemidji, 2508 Washington Ave. SE. The concert is conducted by Patricia Mason, accompanied by Wayne Hoff, and features a wide variety of programming. Beginning with a "Glorious Fanfare" accompanied by trumpets, the concert incorporates original compositions and traditional music of the season. This thematic program in three sections considers: Winter Joy, Winter Cold and Winter Fun.
BEMIDJI -- Ice crystals showered us as we followed a trail of candles to the entrance, a gates man greeted us with "Good Eve, welcome to the Manor" as we entered. Fellow guests greeted us and promised a evening we would not soon forget, and after 14 years, we will tell you about the magic of the Madrigal Dinner at Bemidji State University. But then again, why spoil the magic for you?
Thank you Bemidji, for making so many people happy: Bemidji Community Theater hosted more than 1,700 attendees at its home base in the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.
The winter season isn't even here, but the fall season is in full swing with all the holiday events to be finished before the semester ends with winter concerts at BSU, the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra and the final performance at 2 p.m. of "Fiddler on the Roof," a collaboration of Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. Limited tickets at the door: $12 for adults and $6 for children 17 and younger. Maestro Magnus Martenssen will appear as the First Annual Holiday Showcase today at 3 p.m.
This is the time of year when "couch potatoes" know no friends, for the deer season is open and the hunters are out in the fields; football and other outdoor sports abound and music lovers can almost go from one venue to another. We hope that you were able to enjoy "Wizard of Oz," the fall musical for Bemidji High School this past week. Today "Flute, Fantasy and Fun" with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will begin at 3 p.m.
The first week of a very busy November in the arts community begins today with a Wind Ensemble performance at 3 p.m. on the main stage of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Center of Bemidji State University. There's also a brass band playing this week, as well as the BSU faculty recitals and a symphony orchestra performance next Sunday.
BEMIDJI -- Music and physical strength are not often thought about in the same breath but it's been on Beverly Everett's mind for quite a while because she knows that...
It's soon "that time of year" to buy your tickets to the 46th Annual Madrigal Dinner, a production of the Department of Music at Bemidji State University. Always the introduction to the Christmas season, this year's event will feature a Renaissance feast once held in English castles, bringing to life the regal pageantry and ceremonial pomp of Merrie Olde England with the Royal Court, minstrels, beggars, cellar keepers, recorder players and a masque (comedic play) while the guests enjoy a five-course dinner.