Tonight at 7 p.m., the group "Voices of Note" will appear at Scandinavian Heritage Park as part of the "Arts in the Park" series, weather permitting.
Voices of Note is a women's chorus which has been performing in and around Minot for the past two decades. The group has four active conductors - Sharon Strube, Roberta Johnson, Nadine Holmly and Deb Armstrong.
"The program includes a variety of styles," said Johnson. "Broadway, gospel, you name it. We'll be doing one of our favorites, 'You Raise Me Up,' and also 'Bugler's Holiday.' That's usually performed as an instrumental, so it's different to do it with women's voices."
The composer, Leroy Anderson, best known for "The Typewriter" and "The Syncopated Clock," wrote the piece to imagine three trumpeters on vacation, so a vocal arrangement promises to be very interesting.
The group is accompanied by Lucas Brown on the piano.
"We have about 15-20 voices," Johnson said. "We're a little short because of the members gone for the summer. We've done a couple of concerts in Scandinavian Heritage Park. It's a beautiful place, and it's really nice to show it off like this."
Although there are several solo voices to be heard, there are no featured soloists.
The visual artist tonight will be noted quilt maker Gladys Lowell, with a display of her work.
On Sunday, at 4 and 7 p.m., the Minot City Band is scheduled to perform at Burdick Job Corps Center, 1500 University Ave. W.
The City Band, under the direction of Jerry Spitzer, will perform at the west side of the center in a concert that was originally scheduled for Minot's Polaris Park. The normal Arts in the Park location, Scandinavian Heritage Park, was unavailable for this date.
"I had such a hard time finding Polaris Park, I didn't want to put everyone through the hunt," he said. "We basically found the Job Corps location through Wayne Schempp, who plays with us. He's connected to the Job Corps."
Students at Job Corps will be serving summer treats for the performances. Spitzer said to look for the blue inflatable bandshell, near the metal gazebo, and to bring lawn chairs to be comfortable during the show.
"This is our 'family concert,'" he said. "This is when we acknowledge the family members playing together in the band. The Andersons alone have four members, and there's my family, too."
The Andersons' patriarch, Erik, is featured with a cello solo, and Kari Files has an oboe solo. There is a featured Dixieland band, which is composed of "Dakota Dixie" plus clarinetist Judy Spitzer, playing "At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral."
"We have a medley from 'Titanic,' for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and of course a couple of marches," Spitzer said. "Something that may dismay the opera lovers out there is 'A Crazy Mixed Up Opera,' with chunks of four or five different operas in it."
The visual artist Sunday is Northwest Art Center Executive Director Avis Veikley with her own artwork.
In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled. The Minot Area Council of the Arts will have popcorn and water for sale on site, and although there is no admission fee, a freewill offering will be accepted.