ARVADA, CO -- The Arvada Center Chorale commemorates Flag Day with a patriotic musical celebration, America the Beautiful
with special guest Pete Wernick, on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.
Songs in America The Beautiful will include “(You’re a) Grand Old Flag,” “Shenandoah,” “From a Distance” and “America the Beautiful.” Wernick will perform several songs with the Chorale. The concert is a celebration of the Chorale’s 25th Anniversary and will feature a piece led by guest conductor emeritus Rex Nelson who was the Arvada Center Chorale’s first director.
Known to fans as Dr. Banjo, Wernick has been the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize and its alter ego Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. His current performances center around appearances with The Live Five and a duet with his singer/guitarist wife Joan.
The Arvada Center Chorale is a volunteer, resident company of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The group has performed throughout Colorado, nationally and internationally, providing musical enrichment to the community. The Chorale, under the direction of Keith Arnold, performs three concerts each year.
Tickets for America the Beautiful are just $12 for covered seating and $8 for lawn. Covered seating is nearly sold out, but plenty of lawn seats are available. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. This concert is presented in partnership with DBC Irrigation Supply.
The Chorale is inviting former members to participate in America the Beautiful. For more information call the Arvada Center Chorale hotline at 303-431-3080 ext. 3616.
This show is part of the Arvada Center’s concert series featuring music from a wide variety of artists. All concerts are held in the Arvada Center Amphitheater, an intimate venue under the Rocky Mountain skies. The amphitheater seats 600 in covered seating and has the capacity for an additional 600 on the lawn. Providing an intimate setting where no audience member is farther than 100 feet from the stage, the Center’s outdoor amphitheater is the place to go for Colorado’s finest outdoor entertainment. Concertgoers are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or purchase a barbecue meal at the concert.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s 12th largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is just a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver. For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. For media requests, contact Kristin Stork, director of media relations, at 303-431-3962 or email@example.com.
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