November 20, 2004|
The more the merrier, we always say, and that's why we're happy to have the 32 voices of Philip Brunelle's VocalEssence Ensemble Singers filling the glorious old Fitz again this Saturday. We've also invited Australia's bluesy rock & roll singer Kasey Chambers, plus guitarist/mandolinist/fiddler John Niemann, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and more.
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Listen to the whole show, recorded on November 20, 2004, from the Fitzgerald Theater.
Play individual show segments as listed below.
|00:02:19||"Over the River and Through the Woods" - Shoe Band/GK talks about Thanksgiving|
|00:04:40||"Minnesota Thanksgiving" - GK/VocalEssence/Rich Dworsky|
|00:21:47||GK talks to Kasey Chambers|
|00:22:58||"Like a River" - Kasey Chambers|
|00:26:41||"Pony" - Kasey Chambers|
|00:31:30||Powdermilk Biscuit Break|
|00:33:07||GK introduces VocalEssence, reads audience thank you messages|
|00:35:00||"My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" - VocalEssence|
|00:38:12||GK reads more audience thanks|
|00:39:36||"Navajo Prayer" - VocalEssence|
|00:52:49||"Thanksgiving Cantata" - Vern Sutton, Janis Hardy, VocalEssence|
|01:03:20||Intermission/"Charmaine" - Shoe Band|
|01:10:12||Department of Folk Song: "Juanita," On the Road to Mandalay," "Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen"|
|01:18:00||"Hornpipes Aplenty" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band|
|01:20:26||GK talks to Kasey Chambers|
|01:23:00||"Not Pretty Enough" - Kasey Chambers|
|01:26:40||"Bluebird" - Kasey Chambers|
|01:31:03||"Come Live With Me and Be My Love" - VocalEssence|
|01:35:07||The News from Lake Wobegon|
|01:50:23||"O Herbst" - VocalEssence|
|01:56:20||Credits, "On the Road to Mandalay," "Over the River and Through the Woods" - Guy's All-Star Shoe Band|
Photos from the show|
Click images to view slideshow. (Photos taken by Melissa Sperl)
|Bluesy Australian singer Kasey Chambers and her band, with "Like a River."
||Philip Brunelle leads his VocalEssence Ensemble singers in "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need."
|Sound-effects man Tom Keith is behind the sounds of Guy Noir's stories.
||Hardy, Sutton and the Ensemble Singers perform the Thanksgiving Cantata, which was written with messages submitted by listeners and audience members.
|Garrison chats with Bill Chambers, Kasey Chambers' backup guitarist and dad.
||Garrison Keillor leads the audience in "On the Road To Mandalay."
Joel and Sheila Vinge (second and third from left) of Cranbrook, British Columbia, told their Minnesota-based friends and family the Moxnesses of Fridley and North St. Paul and the Vinges of Woodbury that they simply wouldn't book another trip to the Twin Cities unless Garrison was in town. They've missed the show twice before, apparently, but on November 20, we caught up with them in the lobby, waiting to take their seats.
& their Friends