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MPR presents Harmony in the Park on June 15

Minnesota Public Radio’s classical radio station will sponsor Harmony in the Park Sunday, June 15, 4-6:30 p.m. in Leif Erikson Park. Classical MPR’s Harmony in the Park concerts are performed in three cities, Duluth, Minneapolis and Man-kato, to give Minne-sotans and visitors the chance to hear choral music, a treasured part of our state’s culture, in beautiful city-park settings. 

In Duluth, Twin Ports Choral Project, Lake Superior Youth Chorus, and Echoes of Peace Choir will perform in a concert hosted by Classical MPR’s Steve Staruch.

The events are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve. Bring folding lawn chairs or a blanket and your picnic basket. Food, craft beer and other beverages will be available from Fitger’s Brewhouse.

Harmony in the Park is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Classical MPR is heard on WSCD 92.9 FM in Duluth and online at

Twin Ports Choral Project is a Duluth-Superior-based a capella vocal chamber ensemble directed by Bret Amundson, associate professor of music and Director of Choral Activities at the College of St. Scholastica. Recent programs include “To My Beloved Who Breaks My Heart,” sacred and secular works that portray the many facets of love, and “Horizons: Songs of War, Peace, and Freedom.”

Lake Superior Youth Chorus, also led by Artistic Director Bret Amundson, consists of three choirs of young singers in grades 3 through 10. The Concert Choir, 7th through 10th grade singers, is its main touring and performing ensemble. LSYC brings a holistic approach to its music education, emphasizing the growth and personal development of young choral artists.

Echoes of Peace Choir got its start 12 years ago when Founding and Artistic Director Sara Thomsen organized it for the Art of Peace event in Duluth, a local response to the event and aftermath of 9/11. It has grown to 75 members. Beyond celebrating the joy of singing, the ensemble’s mission is to inspire awareness, action and reflection on critical social issues through music and the arts.