ROCHESTER, Minn. — The public is invited to enjoy three Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in December. Performances will be on Mondays from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charlton Building, 10 Third Ave. NW.
The schedule is:
Dec. 2: John Gorka will perform in Lips Atrium. This world-renowned singer-songwriter has toured across the globe sharing his soulful baritone and original songs. His 11 albums, collector's box set and greatest hits collection have garnered popular and critical acclaim. Gorka lives in Minnesota and continues to tour North America and Europe.
Dec. 9: Minnesota natives Sally Barris and Jon Vezner will perform a holiday concert in Lips Atrium. Barris is an expressive soprano and Grammy-nominated songwriter. Vezner received a Grammy for Best Country Song in 1990 and is a talented singer and bassist.
Dec. 16: The Choral Arts Ensemble will perform an advent concert in Lips Atrium. Led by Rick Kvam, the 40 voices of this ensemble will sing a wide variety of seasonal favorites, including a new carol from Minnesota composer Robert Sieving. The ensemble is in its 29th season.
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program is coordinated by the Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester. The series is generously funded by the late Rosemary Willson in memory of her husband, Meredith Willson, who wrote the Broadway musical "The Music Man." The gift is made in gratitude for the couple's care at Mayo Clinic. More information can be found onlinewww.mayoclinic.org/humanities-in-medicine.
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