Le Grande Bande to Present Haydn and Handel Sunday

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by

The debut solo performance of Le Grande Bande & Chorus (LGBC), a local nonprofit orchestra and chorus established in June 2011, will be performed in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, October 6 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Michael Asmus, a 2013 Gustavus graduate, Le Grande Bande will include student musicians from Gustavus Adolphus College, members of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and other musicians from the area. The concert, which will not include the Chorus, will feature the Sinfonia overture from the Armida Symphony No. 87 by Josef Haydn and a performance of George Fredric Handel’s famous Water Music.

Still a new-comer to classical music’s stage, Le Grande Bande & Chorus had its premiere performance on a 21 April 2013 joint program with solo organ performances by our Music & Artistic Director. The thirty-two member orchestra, and its chorus, consists of mainly undergraduate students from local colleges and universities. LGBC is committed to bringing great music to great people and providing the undergraduate student with an opportunity for collaboration which is not often found at the undergraduate level. The group prides itself on innovative and creative programing, partnering lesser-known compositions with concert hall masterpieces. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tickets are $10 and are available by emailing legrandebandechorus@gmail.com or by mails with your check, cash, or money order postmarked by 2 October and mailed to: Le Grande Bande & Chorus, Water Music Tickets, P.O. Box 101, Gaylord, MN 55334.

The Sunday, October 6 performance by Le Grande Bande & Chorus will be directed by Michael Asmus. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.


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