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Ouzel

Acoustic art music trio Ouzel.

The Missoula Community Chorus is presenting its spring concert this Friday, titled "Hope, Home and Heart."

The choir, now in its 15th season, will bring its 70-strong voice choir and smaller chamber chorale, as well as special guests, the acoustic art music trio Ouzel.

At Friday's concert, the chorus will perform a cappella and with accompaniment from Ouzel, on a program ranging traditional choral music and songs inspired by traditional folk and pop music.

The trio of Beth Youngblood (violin, voice and mandolin), Janet Haarvig (cello), and Beth Bramhall (accordion and piano) play numerous genres, such as originals, tangos, Scottish fiddle tunes, Finnish poly-rhythmic melodies and heavy metal songs. Youngblood has taught the Suzuki Method for violin for more than 30 years, in addition to recording work with Montana-based artists and directing the Missoula branch of the Montana Women's Chorus.

Haarvig, a Chicago native, plays with the String Orchestra of the Rockies in Missoula and the Glacier Symphony and Festival Amadeus in Kalispell and Whitefish; in addition to teaching at MCPS schools.

Bramhall has cut albums with guitarist Bill Mize and toured with him, plus a career in music education and as a National Park ranger.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at St. Anthony Church, 217 Tremont St.

Tickets are $10, available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, missoulachorus.com/concerts-and-events/concerts, and at the door a half-hour before the concert. For more information, call (406) 493-9255.

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