The Steinbach Arts Council kicks off their concert series season this thursday. You can catch The 3 Baritones performing at the Grace Mennonite Church at 7:30 pm.

Loving to perform all styles, The 3 Baritones focus in the Opera, musical theatre, folk song and pop opera genres. The group has been together for 2 years performing their first concert as a group in November 2009.

Mel Braun, David Klassen and David Playfair, three distinguished baritones areaccompanied on piano by the incomparable piano skills of Dr. Laura Loewen. Allfour are prairie artists based in Manitoba … all four are classically-trained musicians and performers with well-established and long careers … and all four teach music atthe university level, including University of Manitoba, Brandon University, Canadian Mennonite University and Providence College University.

David Klassen, Steinbach native has been singing his whole life but started to pursue the more professional level that he is at now 20 years ago.

When asked if being from Steinbach inspires him heres what Klassen had to say: "I think one's "home town" should always inspire/motivate them. The people who surround you and support you in the cities and towns where you grow up often play a role in what you choose to do with your life, either directly or indirectly. Being from this area is a real benefit as a classical musician because of the strong cultural arts community that exists here. Very few cities like steinbach have that prominent of an arts commnity - as a result, they want to see you succeed, and tend to support you in whatever you do."

Make sure you get your tickets for Il Primo today!

7:30 pm, Grace Mennonite Church (430 Third St), Adults: $16, Students $8

**Special Promo Are you a music student? Any age or level! tickets only $5**

From Sinatra and Broadway to classical and beyond! Three of Manitoba's premier baritones come together for an evening of music that will transport you.

David Klassen, David Playfair and Mel Braun accompanied by Laura Loewen.

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About the Steinbach Arts Council

The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

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