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Colleen Raye

The Music of

ADELE

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts. When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special. Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since. Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet. Adele and Colleen grew up in different eras, but both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield as key influences while they were developing their singing styles. Music is Timeless. Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations, and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences. Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated. Colleen’s dream is to someday actually meet Adele! You never know!

Colleen Raye

The Music of

ADELE

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts. When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special. Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since. Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet. Adele and Colleen grew up in different eras, but both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield as key influences while they were developing their singing styles. Music is Timeless. Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations, and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences. Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated. Colleen’s dream is to someday actually meet Adele! You never know!

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts. When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special. Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since. Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet. Adele and Colleen grew up in different eras, but both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield as key influences while they were developing their singing styles. Music is Timeless. Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations, and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences. Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated. Colleen’s dream is to someday sing a duet with Adele! Yes she dreams big! You never know!

SIRENS OF THE 60S

ZUMBROTA STATE THEATRE, ZUMBROTA, MN

GIRL SINGERS OF THE HIT PARADE: SIRENS OF THE 60s” AT THE STATE THEATRE ZUMBROTA

Colleen Raye, Debbie O’Keefe, and Katie Gearty will perform “Sirens of the 60s,” featuring classic tunes of the 1960s by the female artists of the era, on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.

The show celebrates the vocal prowess of singers such as Carole King (“The Loco-Motion”), Dionne Warwick (“Walk on By”), Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas (“Monday, Monday”), Lesley Gore (“It’s My Party”), Petula Clark (“Downtown”), Jackie DeShannon (“Put a Little Love in Your Heart”), Shirley Bassey (“Goldfinger”), Tammy Wynette (“Stand by Your Man”), Nancy Sinatra (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Gale Garnett (We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”), Dusty Spingfield (“You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”), and Brenda Lee (“I’m Sorry”).

Raye has been performing and creating shows since the ‘70s, touring across the U.S. Currently, she has three successful musical revues, “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline,” “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade,” and “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show.” And her new show “An Evening at the Cabaret.” Raye has a warmth and charisma that is apparent the moment she walks onstage. The Las Vegas Review Journal said, “She shines . . . a delightful and obviously well-trained voice.” Variety commented on her “powerful alto voice” and “distinctive style.”

O’Keefe, also a “Girl Singer” and Raye’s sister, performs with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra, Century jazz ensemble, Tim Patrick and the Blue Eyes Band as their female vocalist as well as with All of Colleen Raye’s Productions . Gearty performs in the Minneapolis music scene singing in venues such as The Dakota and Hell’s Kitchen or lending her voice to other Twin Cities musicians.

A Colleen Raye Production

“SING ME A COUNTRY SONG” COLLEEN RAYE AND BOBBY VANDELL GREAT COUNTRY DUETS, HITS AND MORE

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 A, Kenny and Dolly, Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbit, as well as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Waylon and Willie, Hank Williams, Allison Krauss, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline/Jim Reeves, Shania Twian, The Everly Brothers and more. Featuring music heard on PBS COUNTRY MUSIC

Backed by The Midwest Wranglers, a band of world class country musicians, this show is filled with some of the best country music ever, sung with heart and soul and a big dose of fun!

Colleen Raye The Music of ADELE

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Stillwater Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main ST N., Stillwater, MN 55082

ADELE’s music spans all ages and Colleen Raye brings the heart and soul of it to this show. Colleen Raye has performed worldwide, recorded several albums and writes and produces her own music and concerts. When seeing Adele perform for the very first time on Saturday Night Live in 2008, Colleen knew she was witnessing something unique and very special. Adele’s emotion came through the TV set and Colleen has never forgotten that moment and been a fan ever since. Since then, Adele has been dubbed The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet. Adele and Colleen grew up in different eras, but both listened to Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield as key influences while they were developing their singing styles. Music is Timeless. Colleen is not trying to imitate Adele. She brings the songs of Adele, expressed with her own warm tones, heartfelt interpretations, and natural charismatic stage presence to audiences. Backed by 6 fabulous musicians and singers under the Musical Direction of keyboardist Jordan Hedlund, the full sound of Adele’s production will be recreated. Colleen’s dream is to someday sing a duet with Adele! Yes she dreams big! You never know!

The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade

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Crooners Supper Club, 6161 HWY 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432

"The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade" is a truly entertaining show jam-packed with hit after hit from some of the best-loved female vocalists of all-time. You'll not only hear fantastic music performed by an outstanding cast, Colleen Raye, Jennifer Grimm, Debra O'Keefe and Sophie Grimm, but also take a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time. Accompanied by three extraordinary musicians under the Direction of Norton Lawellin, the music has a "true to the era" sound with background vocals and instrumentals.

Sit back and enjoy your favorites from Rosemary Clooney; "Hey There", "Come Ona My House", Patti Page; "Tennessee Waltz", "Old Cape Cod", Doris Day; "Que Sera Sera", "Secret Love", Connie Francis, "Where The Boys Are", "Who's Sorry Now" and Peggy Lee; "Is That All There Is?", and "Fever" just to mention a few.

Audiences join in singing, and sometimes dancing, to their favorites, laughing along with some of the novelty tunes and stories, and even getting a little teary-eyed during some of the familiar ballads. Great music, laughter and a trip down memory lane awaits you. Don't miss this unforgettable show.

Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Featuring the music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Peggy Lee “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade” is a truly entertaining show jam-packed with hit after hit from some of the best-loved female vocalists of all-time. You’ll not only hear fantastic music performed by an outstanding cast, Colleen Raye, Sophie Grimm, and Debbie O’Keefe, but also take a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time. Accompanied by a trio of extraordinary musicians, the music has a “true to the era” sound with background vocals and instrumentals. Sit back and enjoy your favorites from Rosemary Clooney; “Hey There”, “Come Ona My House”, Patti Page; “Tennessee Waltz”, “Old Cape Cod”, Doris Day; “Que Sera, Sera”, “Secret Love” , Connie Francis; “Where The Boys Are”, “Who’s Sorry Now” and Peggy Lee; “Is That All There Is?”, and “Fever” just to mention a few. Audiences join in singing to their favorites, laughing along with some of the novelty tunes and stories, and even getting a little teary-eyed during some of the familiar ballads. Great music, laughter and a trip down memory lane awaits you. Don’t miss this unforgettable show. Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:30PM

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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 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.

Colleen Raye has been delighting audiences for many years. Her personality shines from any stage as she shares her talent. Raye has a natural freshness, an outstanding rich alto voice, energy and charisma and a great sense of humor. Raye will share music from a variety of films throughout the ages. Unusually versatile, Raye captivates audiences with ease no matter what the genre. Free and open to the public in Abbott Concert Hall, KFA.
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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 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