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12/08/2019 - 12/09/2019: 7 PM @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

The long-standing tradition continues! More than 75 talented Cook County vocalists and instrumentalists in the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra perform seasonal works by celebrated composers, led by composer and conductor William Beckstrand.

Free to the public. Donations to the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra are gratefully accepted.  


NSMA Events

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional - a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared experience, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.

NSMA strives to provide a wide array of musical genres from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds each season, to broaden our community’s awareness and sense of belonging within the global community.
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
11/01/2019 - 11/03/2019@ Lutsen Resort
NSMA hosts its 29th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at beautiful Lutsen Resort, with fiddle as the instrument of focus and master fiddler Dan Kelly instructing workshops and Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats performing in concert. Three days of jamming, a full day of fiddle workshops, and an evening concert by the band  make for a lively weekend in a relaxed setting where all are welcome. For full event details, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php

About our instructor: Dan Kelly, who began playing fiddle in his youth, earned state fiddle titles in seven states before winning the Grand Masters Championship in Nashville at age 17. On the heels of that recognition, Dan played with Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys for several years, followed by work and touring with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, and Lonestar. During that time, he performed at the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and at Carnegie Hall. Holding fast to his love for old-time and bluegrass fiddling, though, he eventually returned to the genre and performed with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in the early 2000s. Dan joined the Banjocats with Michael and Jennifer McClain in 2016.  
About the band: Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain have performed in 27 states, from New York to California, plus Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.


 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
11/01/2019 - 11/03/2019@ Lutsen Resort
NSMA hosts its 29th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at beautiful Lutsen Resort, with fiddle as the instrument of focus and master fiddler Dan Kelly instructing workshops and Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats performing in concert. Three days of jamming, a full day of fiddle workshops, and an evening concert by the band  make for a lively weekend in a relaxed setting where all are welcome. For full event details, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php

About our instructor: Dan Kelly, who began playing fiddle in his youth, earned state fiddle titles in seven states before winning the Grand Masters Championship in Nashville at age 17. On the heels of that recognition, Dan played with Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys for several years, followed by work and touring with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, and Lonestar. During that time, he performed at the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and at Carnegie Hall. Holding fast to his love for old-time and bluegrass fiddling, though, he eventually returned to the genre and performed with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in the early 2000s. Dan joined the Banjocats with Michael and Jennifer McClain in 2016.  
About the band: Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain have performed in 27 states, from New York to California, plus Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.


 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
11/01/2019 - 11/03/2019@ Lutsen Resort
NSMA hosts its 29th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at beautiful Lutsen Resort, with fiddle as the instrument of focus and master fiddler Dan Kelly instructing workshops and Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats performing in concert. Three days of jamming, a full day of fiddle workshops, and an evening concert by the band  make for a lively weekend in a relaxed setting where all are welcome. For full event details, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php

About our instructor: Dan Kelly, who began playing fiddle in his youth, earned state fiddle titles in seven states before winning the Grand Masters Championship in Nashville at age 17. On the heels of that recognition, Dan played with Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys for several years, followed by work and touring with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, and Lonestar. During that time, he performed at the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and at Carnegie Hall. Holding fast to his love for old-time and bluegrass fiddling, though, he eventually returned to the genre and performed with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in the early 2000s. Dan joined the Banjocats with Michael and Jennifer McClain in 2016.  
About the band: Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain have performed in 27 states, from New York to California, plus Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.


 
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