New Directions Veterans Choir to perform at LuCille Tack Center
SPENCER — The performing arts hold an incredible power to heal. They give a method of expression to those who feel they have no voice and provide a sense of camaraderie to those who feel they are alone. The men and women of New Directions Veterans Choir understand this power, having found hope and redemption in the group’s activities after finding themselves homeless following their military service.
This award winning a cappella group will sing renditions of doo-wop, soul, traditional gospel and popular music at the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
New Directions Veterans Choir got their big break on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and since then performed at events and venues throughout the country. However, the group began more humbly in the stairwell of a New Directions for Veterans rehabilitation facility.
Founded in 1992, the organization works to empower veterans by providing services including food, shelter, support, rehabilitation, and job training to more than 600 veterans each year through its outreach program and at three different residential treatment centers.
Through singing songs that connect with their experiences and sense of personal motivation, New Direction Veterans Choir aspires to reach veterans and non-veterans alike who may feel they have fallen down and offer the reassurance that they can rise again.
Seats for New Directions Veterans Choir are reserved, cost $25, and can be purchased online at lucilletackcenter.com, by calling the box office at 715-659-4499, or in person at 300 School St., Spencer, WI. The LuCille Tack Center for the Arts box office hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the groundbreaking of the Spencer Veterans Memorial with the Choir members at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the crossroads of Highways 13 and 98.