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Great Country Duets, Hits and More! with Colleen Raye and Bobby Vandell

Marie W. Heider Center For The Arts, 405 E. Hamlin Street, West Salem, WI 54669

A Colleen Raye Production

GREAT COUNTRY DUETS AND HITS BOBBY VANDELL AND COLLEEN RAYE

Enjoy the great country duets and hits through the years with Bobby Vandell and Colleen Raye. These two talented performers have a perfect vocal blend and natural rapport with the audience. You’ll hear songs from Johhny and June, Loretta and Conway, Lady Antebellum. Kenny and Dolly, Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbit, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Waylon and Willie, Hank Williams, Allison Krauss, The Traveling Willburys, Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves, The Everly Brothers and more. Featuring music heard on PBS COUNTRY MUSIC

Bobby Vandell Bobby has been awarded Minnesota Music Award’s for best drummer and his TC Jammers have been awarded multiple Minnesota Music Awards for best band. He has been inducted into the Midwest Rock and Country Hall Of Fame a record 9 times with 9 separate bands. Bobby has been awarded a total of 5 Gold/Platinum records. They include the 1980 Polygram release “Lipps Inc.” (Gold and platinum), where he played drums on the World wide hit “Funkytown,” Alexander O’Neal’s “Fake” and “All True Man” records, as well as the A & M release “Jesse Johnson’s Revue.” As of 2019, Bobby is busy producing projects with internationally known keyboardist, producer, and Fleetwood Mac member, Ricky Peterson, touring with new artist and star of NBC’s “The Voice”, Jeremiah Richey, along with members of The Doobie Brothers, Donald Fagan, and Peter Frampton’s bands, Playing drums and singing with “Abracadabra” along with current and past members of The Steve Miller Band, and performing as the featured artist in his own production, “Sing Me Back Home ... The Definitive Merle Haggard Tribute.” and “The Real Men of Country Music.” Bobby is also an on air host at KBEM 88.5 FM in the twin Cities where he is featured on as many as four shows a week. He also continues to freelance with multiple groups as a drummer and vocalist. www.BobbyVandellMusic.com

Colleen Raye Bio Colleen began winning vocal awards in classical music as a teenager in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. At age 15 she began performing professionally in musicals and nightclubs. Colleen majored in music with a vocal emphasis at University of WI River Falls where she sang opera and choral music, transfering to UW Green Bay to perform with the UWGB BigBand, The Lovell Ives Quintet and Peter Polzak Jazz Trio and Quartet. At 19 she won The Horace Heidt Jr. Talent Contest in Mn leading to several years touring across the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City as a vocalist/entertainer in venues ranging from theaters and nightclubs to festivals and casinos as well as several TV and radio shows.. Colleen also has taught Vocal Master Classes as well as Career Seminars for young adults in Vocal Performance and Music Business.
An unusually versatile vocalist, Colleen performs pop, jazz, rock, show tunes, country and classical music. She has recorded several CDs and Albums over the years. She currently has 8 different CDs available.
Not only a vocalist, Colleen Raye creates theatrical shows she performs in. including; “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline,” “The Girl Singers Christmas Show," "Belting Babes of Broadway." “Sirens of The 60s,” “An Evening at The Cabaret” and “Sinatra and Company- Music From The Rat Pack Era.” Many of these productions have toured with Allied Concert Services and have been in several theatrical venues across the country.

Colleen continues to produce shows, freelance as a vocalist, teach vocal performance and write and record new music as well as perform. www.ColleenRaye.com

Symphony At The Cinema Colleen Raye and The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra Director, Kristin Tjornehoj

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The Sheldon Theatre, 443 West 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

Symphony at the Cinema St Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra Kristin Tjornehoj Conductor Colleen Raye Vocalist

Experience the glorious themes from the movies with The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Colleen Raye. This 65-piece ensemble is under the direction of Kristin Tjornehoj. Themes are in a variety of styles from lush John Williams creations, timeless melodies from Henry Mancini and more. The show has classic and contemporary songs including When You Wish Upon A Star, 9 to 5, Moon River, Arthur’s Theme, Evergreen, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Skyfall from James Bond, The Greatest Showman music, The Way You Look Tonight, Over The Rainbow, Toy Story, Can’t Stop The Feelin’ and a host of others.

Colleen has performed across the country and abroad on mainstages and in Performing Art Centers, most often with shows from her own production company. Charismatic and engaging with a large dose of good humor, Colleen not only has a warm, rich alto voice but brings out the heart of each song she sings. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen entertains with a down to earth presence, capturing the audience the moment she steps on the stage. A music major in college, a musical theatre performer, classical, jazz, country, pop or swing singer, writer, producer, teacher and manager, Colleen is one of the most versatile artists you’ll meet.

Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj Kristin Tjornehoj is the Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she conducts the UWRF Symphony Band, St. Croix Valley Community Band and the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tjornehoj founded the Three Rivers Concert Band, a group of adult musicians from Minnesota and Wisconsin, who collaborate and participate in international outreach tours. She co-founded the Composers Conference at UWRF that brings chamber music composers together for a 3-day workshop with concerts and seminars. Dr. Tjornehoj has taught courses in wind conducting, history and literature. An active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Tjornehoj has served in these capacities throughout the United States and Canada, and in China, The Czech Republic, England, France, Iceland, Scotland and Spain. She has led performance tours throughout the United States and abroad. Recent experiences include bi-annual World Music and Music Appreciation study tours in Scotland, England and France, plus the Three Rivers Concert tour of Spain in 2014. Dr. Tjornehoj has served on the Shell Lake Arts Center faculty for over 15 years where she is the director of the Concert Band Camp. Dedicated to the creation of new compositions, her credits of commissioned works or premiers by prolific composers include Joel Blahnick, Todd Coleman, Michael Colgrass, Gregory Fritze, Lars Jansson, Daniel Kallman, Johan de Meij, Joanne Metcalf, Craig Naylor, David Revill, Michael J. Roy, Jared Spears, Jack Stamp, Michael Torke, Joseph Turrin, Charles Young and John Zdechlick. A participating member in several professional scholarly and community organizations, she currently serves on boards/committees of ArtReach St. Croix, Phipps Center for the Arts, St. Croix Valley Community Foundation in addition to the Wisconsin and Minnesota Music Educators Conferences. She is also a member of the League of American Orchestras, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Dr. Tjornehoj is active in church music as a saxophone player, pianist and choir director.

Colleen Raye
Colleen began winning vocal awards in classical music as a teenager in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. At age 15 she began performing professionally in musicals and nightclubs. Colleen majored in music with a vocal emphasis at University of WI River Falls where she sang opera and choral music, transfering to UW Green Bay to perform with the UWGB BigBand, The Lovell Ives Quintet and Peter Polzak Jazz Trio and Quartet. At 19 she won The Horace Heidt Jr. Talent Contest in Mn leading to several years touring across the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City as a vocalist/entertainer in venues ranging from theaters and nightclubs to festivals and casinos as well as several TV and radio shows.. Colleen also has taught Vocal Master Classes as well as Career Seminars for young adults in Vocal Performance and Music Business.
An unusually versatile vocalist, Colleen performs pop, jazz, rock, show tunes, country and classical music. She has recorded several CDs and Albums over the years. She currently has 8 different CDs available.
Not only a vocalist, Colleen Raye creates theatrical shows she performs in. including; “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline,” “The Girl Singers Christmas Show," "Belting Babes of Broadway." “Sirens of The 60s,” “An Evening at The Cabaret” and “Sinatra and Company- Music From The Rat Pack Era.” Many of these productions have toured with Allied Concert Services and have been in several theatrical venues across the country.

Colleen continues to produce shows, freelance as a vocalist, teach vocal performance and write and record new music as well as perform. www.ColleenRaye.com

Symphony At The Cinema Colleen Raye and The St. Croix Vally Orchestra and Chorus Director: Kristin Tjornehoj

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The Sheldon Theatre, 443 West 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

Symphony at the Cinema St Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra Kristin Tjornehoj Conductor Colleen Raye Vocalist

Experience the glorious themes from the movies with The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Colleen Raye. This 65-piece ensemble is under the direction of Kristin Tjornehoj. Themes are in a variety of styles from lush John Williams creations, timeless melodies from Henry Mancini and more. The show has classic and contemporary songs including When You Wish Upon A Star, 9 to 5, Moon River, Arthur’s Theme, Evergreen, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Skyfall from James Bond, The Greatest Showman music, The Way You Look Tonight, Over The Rainbow, Toy Story, Can’t Stop The Feelin’ and a host of others.

Colleen has performed across the country and abroad on mainstages and in Performing Art Centers, most often with shows from her own production company. Charismatic and engaging with a large dose of good humor, Colleen not only has a warm, rich alto voice but brings out the heart of each song she sings. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen entertains with a down to earth presence, capturing the audience the moment she steps on the stage. A music major in college, a musical theatre performer, classical, jazz, country, pop or swing singer, writer, producer, teacher and manager, Colleen is one of the most versatile artists you’ll meet.

Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj Kristin Tjornehoj is the Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she conducts the UWRF Symphony Band, St. Croix Valley Community Band and the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tjornehoj founded the Three Rivers Concert Band, a group of adult musicians from Minnesota and Wisconsin, who collaborate and participate in international outreach tours. She co-founded the Composers Conference at UWRF that brings chamber music composers together for a 3-day workshop with concerts and seminars. Dr. Tjornehoj has taught courses in wind conducting, history and literature. An active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Tjornehoj has served in these capacities throughout the United States and Canada, and in China, The Czech Republic, England, France, Iceland, Scotland and Spain. She has led performance tours throughout the United States and abroad. Recent experiences include bi-annual World Music and Music Appreciation study tours in Scotland, England and France, plus the Three Rivers Concert tour of Spain in 2014. Dr. Tjornehoj has served on the Shell Lake Arts Center faculty for over 15 years where she is the director of the Concert Band Camp. Dedicated to the creation of new compositions, her credits of commissioned works or premiers by prolific composers include Joel Blahnick, Todd Coleman, Michael Colgrass, Gregory Fritze, Lars Jansson, Daniel Kallman, Johan de Meij, Joanne Metcalf, Craig Naylor, David Revill, Michael J. Roy, Jared Spears, Jack Stamp, Michael Torke, Joseph Turrin, Charles Young and John Zdechlick. A participating member in several professional scholarly and community organizations, she currently serves on boards/committees of ArtReach St. Croix, Phipps Center for the Arts, St. Croix Valley Community Foundation in addition to the Wisconsin and Minnesota Music Educators Conferences. She is also a member of the League of American Orchestras, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. Dr. Tjornehoj is active in church music as a saxophone player, pianist and choir director.

Colleen Raye
Colleen began winning vocal awards in classical music as a teenager in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. At age 15 she began performing professionally in musicals and nightclubs. Colleen majored in music with a vocal emphasis at University of WI River Falls where she sang opera and choral music, transfering to UW Green Bay to perform with the UWGB BigBand, The Lovell Ives Quintet and Peter Polzak Jazz Trio and Quartet. At 19 she won The Horace Heidt Jr. Talent Contest in Mn leading to several years touring across the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City as a vocalist/entertainer in venues ranging from theaters and nightclubs to festivals and casinos as well as several TV and radio shows.. Colleen also has taught Vocal Master Classes as well as Career Seminars for young adults in Vocal Performance and Music Business.
An unusually versatile vocalist, Colleen performs pop, jazz, rock, show tunes, country and classical music. She has recorded several CDs and Albums over the years. She currently has 8 different CDs available.
Not only a vocalist, Colleen Raye creates theatrical shows she performs in. including; “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline,” “The Girl Singers Christmas Show," "Belting Babes of Broadway." “Sirens of The 60s,” “An Evening at The Cabaret” and “Sinatra and Company- Music From The Rat Pack Era.” Many of these productions have toured with Allied Concert Services and have been in several theatrical venues across the country.

Colleen continues to produce shows, freelance as a vocalist, teach vocal performance and write and record new music as well as perform. www.ColleenRaye.com

SYMPHONY AT THE CINEMA COLLEEN RAYE AND THE St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra

The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, WI

Symphony at the Cinema The ST. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra

Kristin Tjornejoj Conductor Colleen Raye Vocalist

Experience the glorious themes from the movies with The St. Croix Valley Sympony Orchestra and Chorus with vocalist Colleen Raye. This 65 piece ensemble is under the direction of Kristin Tjornehoij. Themes will be in a variety of styles from lush John Williams creations, timeless melodies from Henry Mancini and more. The show will have classic and contemporary songs including When You Wish Upon A Star, 9 to 5, The Way You Look Tonight, Evergreen, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Skyfall from James Bond, The Greatest Showman music, Over The Rainbow, Toy Story, Happy and a host of others.

Colleen has performed across the country and abroad on mainstages and in Performing Art Centers, most often with shows from her own production company. Charismatic and engaging with a large dose of good humor, Colleen not only has a warm, rich alto voice but brings out the heart of each song she sings. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen entertains with a down to earth presence, capturing the audience the moment she steps on the stage. A music major in college, a musical theatre performer, classical, jazz, country, pop or swing singer, writer, producer, teacher and manager, Colleen is one of the most versatile artists you’ll meet.

Symphony At The Cinema

The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, WI

Symphony at the Cinema The ST. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra

Kristin Tjornejoj Conductor Colleen Raye Vocalist

Experience the glorious themes from the movies with The St. Croix Valley Sympony Orchestra and Chorus with vocalist Colleen Raye. This 65 piece ensemble is under the direction of Kristin Tjornehoij. Themes will be in a variety of styles from lush John Williams creations, timeless melodies from Henry Mancini and more. The show will have classic and contemporary songs including When You Wish Upon A Star, 9 to 5, The Way You Look Tonight, Evergreen, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Skyfall from James Bond, The Greatest Showman music, Over The Rainbow, Toy Story, Happy and a host of others.

Colleen has performed across the country and abroad on mainstages and in Performing Art Centers, most often with shows from her own production company. Charismatic and engaging with a large dose of good humor, Colleen not only has a warm, rich alto voice but brings out the heart of each song she sings. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen entertains with a down to earth presence, capturing the audience the moment she steps on the stage. A music major in college, a musical theatre performer, classical, jazz, country, pop or swing singer, writer, producer, teacher and manager, Colleen is one of the most versatile artists you’ll meet.