GNU celebrates choral music across generations

Great Northern Union Chorus (GNU) has strived for and achieved multi-generational vocal excellence throughout its history.

Now in its 30th year of barbershop and a cappella singing, GNU will feature excellence at all ages with their latest production, Great Northern Union: Live at the Ordway. Headlined by GNU, the show will feature an array of new selections, performed with thrilling harmony and dynamic energy.

Celebrating the experience of multi-generational singing, GNU will perform in the exciting, four-part, a cappella harmony for which they are known. Most strikingly, the chorus features men from ages 16-80. These men enjoy their participation in the chorus, not only for the musical achievements, but because they form lasting friendships with fellow singers. Their Youth Outreach programs have resulted in new recruits coming up through the ranks, inspired by the long-term commitment of the more senior group members.

Joining the concert line-up in a showcase of multi-generational vocal excellence are two talented musical groups, the national award-winning Totino-Grace High School Company of Singers show choir, and the 2016 International Senior Quartet Silver Medalists, St. Croix Crossing. Each will perform a set of their own musical offerings. Actor/comedian Bill Arnold will act as show emcee.

The event will take place in the beautiful Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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