Who knew a cappella singing had Six Appeal?
STEWARTVILLE — About 300 high school and college singers, along with award-winning vocal group Six Appeal, will participate in a workshop and public concerts Nov. 7 at Stewartville High School.
The Southeastern Minnesota a Cappella Festival will provide students with a full day of workshops and instruction, followed by two concerts.
The concert featuring high school choirs is at 6:30 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by a concert featuring Six Appeal, as well as Vocal U from the University of Minnesota, Fundamentally Sound from the University of Wisconsin, and barbershop chorus Gambit from Rochester.
Six Appeal won the National Harmony Sweepstakes award in 2012. The group was formed at Concordia College in Moorhead and is now based in Minneapolis.
High school-age choirs participating are Arioso, Bella Voce, Dover-Eyota, Rochester Lourdes, Kasson-Mantorville, Plainview-Elgin-Millville and Stewartville.
A combination ticket for both concerts is $10 for adults. A single ticket for either concert is $5 for adults. Children and students are admitted free.
The event is held at Stewartville High School, 400 Sixth Ave. SW, Stewartville.
Chatfield hosts concerts by Staines, Maring
CHATFIELD — Folk and bluegrass music are featured in upcoming concerts at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S, Chatfield.
Troubadour Bill Staines, who has traveled the country with his songs and guitar for 45 years, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Staines began his career in the folk clubs of Boston in the early 1960s, and then took to the road, performing at coffee houses, churches, clubs and halls. He is also popular as performer for children and families. Tickets are $20.
Wil Maring, a bluegrass/folk/Americana artist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and in Europe, and continues to win over audiences with her original material. Tickets are $20.
For tickets, call 507-867-2927 or go to www.chatfieldcfa.com.
It’s bluegrass season at Oak Center General Store
The High 48s take their name from the railroad box cars of the World War I era that could carry 40 soldiers or eight horses. The band plays bluegrass, and as might be expected, train songs. The High 48s recorded an album of train songs last year in Nashville, and can be expected to play a few of them at the Oak Center concert.
In addition, there will be traditional and original bluegrass tunes.
Tickets are $15, $5 for low-income patrons. To reserve tickets, send a check in the proper amount to: Oak Center General Store, 67011 U.S. 63, Lake City, MN 55041. To check on ticket availability, call 507-753-2080.