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A Genre-Bending Fusion of Bluegrass and Folk Meets Choral Music in American Roots: Bluegrass!

Three's company -- three shows in three locations featuring triplet brothers, Women’s Trio, and Key Chorale Chamber Singers.

Presented by Key Chorale, The Suncoast’s Premier Symphonic Chorus March 24, 2022

The Lubben Brothers

Join Key Chorale for a genre-bending fusion of Bluegrass and folk meets choral music featuring the tight vocal harmonies and virtuosic playing of The Lubben Brothers. The Lubben Brothers is an acoustic group made up of triplet brothers, Michael, Tom, and Joshua. The brothers specialize in sublime vocals as well as a unique blend of folk instruments including banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, accordion, hammered dulcimer, and fiddle. Classically trained at a young age, their modern songwriting style incorporates folk roots, pop and bluegrass.

Joining the Lubben Brothers will be a women’s trio, an audience favorite, featuring powerhouse mezzo soprano Amy Connours; alto Michelle Jessogne; and soprano favorite Madison Spahn returning home from Boston. They will be performing several arrangements by The Wailin’ Jennys, a Canadian music group that specializes in Bluegrass and folk and winner of two Juno awards including: Glory Bound, Storm Comin’, and Long Time Traveler.

Key Chorale Women's Trio 

The trio will be highlighted in the opening number, Bright Morning Stars arranged by Caulkins for this program. “This old Kentucky folk song has a beautiful melody that seems to be rooted in a deep emotion. It is scored for women’s trio, and our Chamber Singers, and is written in such a way as to imitate the sun rising,” said Caulkins. “We have several other new commissions for these concerts including Come, Ye Sinners and Promised Land, both from the creative minds of the Lubben Brothers.”

Key Chorale Chamber Singers

Well-known songs like I’ll Fly Away, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, and The Unclouded Day round out a program like no other as Key Chorale showcases this unique fusion in their American Roots series.

3 concerts, 3 locations!

April 8, 2022, 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church

April 9, 2022, 4:00 PM at St. Boniface Episcopal Church         

April 10, 2022, 4:00 PM at Venice Presbyterian Church

Tickets are $30-$40.

For tickets, go to KeyChorale.org or call the box office at 941-552-8768.