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Saint Paul Rose Ensemble Comes to BSU

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Oct. 28, 2011) — The Rose Ensemble of Saint Paul will perform at Bemidji State University on Thursday, Nov. 3.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall in Bemidji State’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.  Tickets can be purchased for $12.

The ensemble will feature “Songs of Temperance and Temptation: 100 Years of Restraint and Revelry in Minnesota.”  Prohibition will leap onto the stage as the show takes a look at the history and humor behind Minnesota’s long-standing love/hate relationship with the saloon.  Music will consist of 1920s jazz, Victorian waltzes, ragtime, and gospel.

With special guest, Dan Chouinard, the ensemble will highlight anti-prohibition songs and include dancing, projections of historical photos, and narration from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, “The Great Gatsby.”

Founded in 1996, The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with vocal music that strives to stir the emotions, challenge the mind, and lift the spirit.

Tickets for the performance are available at the door or at  For more information call (651) 225-4340.

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