The Dubuque Chorale, Cadenza, and Children’s Choir are joined by the renowned Minneapolis-based bluegrass band Monroe Crossing for a performance of bluegrass and country-themed music. The groups will perform individually and together.
The centerpiece of the concert is a performance of Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, composed especially for Monroe Crossing. It combines the folk sounds of bluegrass with the voices of the Chorale to produce an exhilarating blend of the classical Mass, poetry, and traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Monroe Crossing premiered the work in 2007 and has since performed it across the country.
In conjunction with the main performance events, Carol Barnett, a Dubuque native, will lecture at area colleges. On Thursday November 2 at 6:30 pm, she and local musician Denny Garcia will give a talk about bluegrass music at the Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave. in Dubuque.
Tickets for the Saturday performance at Five Flags are $18 ($28 box seats) and are available online here, or visit the box office or call (563) 589-4258. The Sunday performance at UW-P is $18 ($8 for students), order online here, or visit the University Box Office or call (608) 342-1298.
The Chorale wishes to thank the following organizations for their financial support of Bluegrass, Country, & Chorale.
Five Flags is in downtown Dubuque at the corner of 5th and Main Streets. Street and ramp parking is available; click here for details.
The Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville is at 755 W Main Street in Platteville, WI. Click here for details.