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Press Release - Celebrate Our Heritage Concert on ND Heritage Center Badlands Plaza Coming Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2014
Contact: Ernie Borr
701.355.1060

Celebrate Our Heritage Concert on ND Heritage Center Badlands Plaza Coming Up

BISMARCK—The public is invited to attend a North Dakota-themed concert, Celebrate Our Heritage, held by the West River Winds and assisted by a 200-member community chorus on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. This free concert commemorating the 125th anniversary of North Dakota statehood will take place at the North Dakota Heritage Center’s outdoor Badlands Plaza in Bismarck. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets; reserved seating space will be available for individuals with limited mobility.

The Celebrate Our Heritage concert is directed by Ernest Borr of the West River Winds, with assistance from John Darling-associate director, and Bismarck choral director Dr. Tom Porter. Musical selections pay tribute to our culture with titles such as The Cowboys, Garry Owen, The Flickertail, and Dakota, and feature North Dakota composers James Ployhar, John Darling, and Tom Porter. The concert is partially sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

The public is invited to join the community chorus. For more information about the chorus, contact Dr. Tom Porter at tjporter@umary.edu. For more information about the concert, go to www.history.nd.gov.

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