Wild River Amphitheater Fundraiser concert with Dan Chouinard
The purpose for this concert is to raise funds for a new amphitheater at Wild River State Park near Taylors Falls, MN. The existing amphitheater is hardly an amphitheater at all just a slope across from the camping area with some wood planks for seats and a small display board. There is no stage, cover, electricity or lighting. The Friends of Wild River State Park feel this is inadequate and would like a covered stage with lighting and storage.
The new one would include a covered stage, electricity, lighting, and storage. An amphitheater such as this would be used for interpretive programs, naturalist presentations, and other park gatherings.
For three decades DAN CHOUINARD has been pianist and accordionist of choice for a who's who of Twin Cities performers, an enabler of community singalongs and a writer of hit shows for public radio, concert hall and theatrical stage. He's appeared all across the upper Midwest and turned up often on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. As a writer and host he's often asked to create special live programs for Minnesota Public Radio, the MN Historical Society, the Rose Ensemble and others. His essays have been published in Minnesota Monthly, Saint John's Magazine, the Minnesota Orchestra's Showcase magazine and in the Minneapolis StarTribune.
He has traveled extensively in France and Italy, with bicycle and without, and has presented French and Italian sing-alongs at the Alliance Française in Minneapolis. He spent the last months of summer 2015 working in Italy on an independent Hollywood film, Smitten! to be released early next year.
He's a musical consultant and concert organizer at the progressive St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community in South Minneapolis, and leads monthly community sing-alongs in downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Park.
He grew up in a big musical family near Lindstrom MN, attended St. John's University in Collegeville MN and spent four years as a teacher of French and Italian as a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.
More information at danchouinard.com.
UNEXPECTED COMPANY is a local community choir made up of people of all ages and musical backgrounds. It is a mixed adult chorus which has delighted audiences with show tunes, pop music, classical, jazz and holiday concerts. Performances take place at the Chisago Lakes Performing Arts Center, along with other venues. The chorus is always looking for new voices.
More information at https://www.facebook.com/unexpectedcompanyminnesota/
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