This concert is free and open to the public.
Elizabeth Woolner has been a performing member of Thursday Musical since 1980. She sang with several downtown churches in Minneapolis and St. Paul for over 20 years. From 1998 to 2008 she sang regularly with the Minnesota Chorale as section leader. She and Jim Reilly have performed together at many Twin Cities venues over the years both as a vocal duet or vocal-piano team. She is a past-president of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional international music fraternity. She currently resides in Rochester, Minnesota and continues to sing with several choirs both in Rochester and St. Louis Park.
Gene Swanson, composer, performer, and teacher, currently has studios at K&S Conservatory and his St. Paul home. His playing experience ranges from Scandinavian folk music to classical, rock, and jazz. He co-founded the all originals sextet J. P. and the Lava Lizards, and served as guitarist and composer. Gene has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Jeffrey Van and James McGuire. Gene currently serves as Guitar Chair for Minnesota Music Teachers association. More of Gene's music can be heard at his website geneplaysguitar.com.