Linda Eder with Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Sat, August 24 at 8:00pm
$53.50 to $63.50
Linda Eder, the elegant Minnesota vocalist who went from a stunning debut on "Star Search" to sing at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, will perform at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Pantages Theatre with the award-winning Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus (TCGMC). Eder is one of the most popular interpreters of theatrical songs to emerge in the 90s, showcasing precise intonation and a soaring voice which brings to life a repertoire of pop hits and showtunes. TCGMC was named "Best GLBT Music Group" by Lavender Magazine in 2003 and 2004.
Linda Eder grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota and has forged a career as a modern soloist influenced by other artists including Barbra Streisand, classical/jazz soprano Eileen Farrell and especially Judy Garland. After an unprecedented 12-week run on "Star Search" in 1987, she captured the attention of composer Frank Wildhorn, who cast her in the leading role of Lucy Harris in the Broadway production of Jekyll and Hyde. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance and has since gone on to record 14 solo albums including her latest effort, "Now," released in 2011. Eder also served as the spokesperson for Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Musical Theatre Program for high school students from 2010-2012.
Since forming in 1981, the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus has built a solid reputation locally and nationally for musical excellence and dynamic programming and is one of the largest gay men's choruses in the United States. Over the past 32 years, more than 750 men have entertained nearly 200,000 audience members around the country as they performed with groups including the Minnesota Orchestra and Ballet of the Dolls and such noted gay and lesbian entertainers as Harvey Fierstein, Ann Hampton Callaway and Holly Near. The group has released 14 CDs and premiered 25 commissioned works including "I Want More Life" for the Guthrie Theater's Tony Kushner celebration in 2009.