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Pop Up Classical Presents the Twin Cities Beer Choir at Loring Park Art Festival

Hosted by Minnesota Public Radio




Loring Park

Minneapolis, MN 55403


This is a free event

Pop Up Classical MPR is teaming up with the Twin Cities Beer Choir to bring a rousing afternoon of beer hall style singing to the first ever beer garden at the Loring Park Art Festival!

Come sing with us from 5:30 - 7pm On Saturday, July 28th in Loring Park look for the Beer Garden in the South East Corner of the park near the intersection of 15th and Willow Street. The event is Free and open to everyone! Beer will be available for purchase from Lakes and Legends Brewing Company.

Pop Up Classical stages live performances in unexpected places. Our goal is simple: to take classical music out of the concert hall and make its beauties, benefits and joy accessible to everyone!

Beer Choir Twin Cities is the flagship chapter of the national Beer ChoirTM movement founded by composer Michael Engelhardt in 2015. Reviving the historic link between singing and beer to build community, the Beer Choir model currently serves 30 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. All are welcome to join in with the proprietary Beer Choir Hymnal, a songbook of 40 drinking song classics, original works, and favorite melodies updated with irreverent lyrics. Beer Advocate Magazine notes “ [this] merry band of vocal enthusiasts have tapped into something deeper and broader than expected.”

Beer Choir Twin Cities, founded in 2017, has already appeared at The Fitzgerald Theater, The Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Public Radio, and the Como Pavilion, in addition to several breweries and taprooms in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Recording artist Jeremy Messersmith and comedian Mary Mack (CONAN, ACME Comedy Club) have appeared as guest artists. Regularly drawing 300 attendees at events, Beer Choir Twin Cities drew 700 singing drinkers to a first annual Oktoberfest event at Summit Brewing Co. Satellite touring has taken Beer Choir Twin Cities to breweries in Northfield, New London, Duluth, Rochester, and Moorhead.

Adam Reinwald, Co-Founder and Song Leader, is the Assistant Conductor of the National Lutheran Choir and Director of the Chancel Choir at Wayzata Community Church. Prior to his current appointments, Adam is a co-founder of the male vocal ensemble Cantus, and performed with that ensemble from 1998-2014. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College.

Kraig Windschitl, Lead Pianist, is the the Principal Organist and Director of Handbells at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, MN, Kraig Windschitl holds degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. In 2012, Kraig was Artist-in-Residence at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. At the request of the Custodian of the Holy Land, Kraig became the first American to record an album featuring the three pipe organs of the Basilica, “Sounds from the Sepulchre.”