Internationally-acclaimed countertenor Terry Barber will perform a special concert Friday, August 2 to benefit The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts and Michigan Legacy Art Park, two leading nonprofit arts organizations in Northern Michigan. The evening is presented by M R Products, Inc. of Copemish.Limited Tickets Available Now
With an extraordinarily broad vocal range and natural fluency in many musical styles, Barber has been featured on some of the world’s most storied stages and has worked with many of the music industry’s most prestigious figures.
“We’re enormously excited to be partnering together in Manistee on what should be a very special night,” said Maree Mulvoy, President of Michigan Legacy Art Park. “Our mission has always been to celebrate creativity and the undeniable power of human expression and share that with audiences in our region so this concert is a perfect extension of those ideas,” she added.
The collaboration also brought praise from David Mix, Vice President of the Ramsdell’s Board of Directors. “Having been one of the founding Board members of the Art Park over 25 years ago, I’m pleased to see that, through this concert, the park’s story is coming to the Ramsdell’s stage,” said Mix. “I’ve had the opportunity of seeing Terry’s wonderful programs in the park,” Mix added, “But bringing his concert to our venue in Manistee will give it a whole new feeling.”
Barber’s playlist will include selections from Queen, Hamilton, Leonard Cohen, Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Candide, Requiem, and Irish, American, French and Australian folk songs. He will be accompanied by Sheryl Iott of Interlochen Center for the Arts and Chas Helge from Charlevoix Circle of Arts Dorothy Gerber Strings program.
A voting member of the Grammy Awards, Barber’s voice has appeared on every major record label, with Grammy-winning artists Madonna, Jewel, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Smith, and many more. Whether performing classical or popular favorites, he crafts what the Los Angeles Times called “performances of great vitality and verve.”
Tickets are available now at MyNorthTickets.com. Admission for the event is $75 for Reserved Box Seats and a Private Reception with the Artist, $50 for Premium Seating and a Private Reception with the Artist, and $20 for General Admission.
“I’m so pleased to be sharing audience favorites from several of my tours in Manistee,” said Barber. “My personal mission always includes support of the arts so I’m especially proud to be involved in the success of these great organizations in the state where I was born,” he added.
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts manages and operates the Ramsdell Theatre under lease from the City of Manistee to be a vibrant regional center for cultural arts, education and community engagement. The RRCA is proud to serve its community and the region by programming quality arts and cultural entertainment.
Michigan Legacy Art Park is a nonprofit arts organization founded by internationally acclaimed artist David Barr in 1995 to enrich lives through experiences that connect art, nature, and Michigan’s history. Contemporary Art comes to life in the park’s permanent collection of almost 50 works, located in the midst of a 30-acre forest preserve. The Art Park hosts thousands of visitors and students annually, features miles of trails, world-class concerts outdoors, art and nature workshops, and extensive education programs. It is open every day of the year.