Hannibal Concert Association announces schedule of five concerts for 2023-24 season

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Divas 3 will kick off the Hannibal Concert Association's 2023-24 schedule with a performance on Sept. 15. This group will entertain with hits by the greatest divas in music history. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Concert Association

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Concert Association kicks off its 2023-2024 concert season on Sept. 15. 

The HCA has brought a variety of world-class performances to the Hannibal area since 1945. The upcoming season is comprised of a variety of styles and acts with Las Vegas divas, a Karen Carpenter tribute, a British-style brass band, a violin and classical guitar duo and American Idol/America’s Got Talent alums.

Divas 3 will kick off the 2023-24 concert season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the HLGU Roland Fine Arts Center. Divas 3 has powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits of the greatest divas in music history. This vibrant show spans four decades covering the 1960s through the 1990s with hits by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, ABBA and more. 

Yesterday Once More was a hit song for The Carpenters from their 1973 album “Now & Then.” The lyrics thoughtfully reminisce about songs of the past and the memories brought forth from hearing them. Joanne O’Brien and her velvety voice bring the sounds of the 1970s through the music of Karen Carpenter, and the sounds that inspired so many, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4605 W. Ely Road.

Back in Hannibal for the third time in recent years, Fountain City Brass Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the HLGU Roland Fine Arts Center. FCBB is a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble from Kansas City. It has won the North American Brass Band Championships, U.S. Open Brass Band Championships and became the first American band ever, and the first non-UK band in more than 50 years, to win a major brass band competition on British soil at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships.

Violin and classical guitar duo, YU & I, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Calvary Baptist Church. YuEun Kim and Ines Thomé met when they both had just moved to the U.S. YuEun from Korea and Ines from Germany serendipitously found themselves as housemates in Los Angeles, both studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Yu & I will take the audience on a journey of music from their homelands and from composers from around the world.

Finishing the 2023-24 HCA season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, is Branden & James featuring guest singer/songwriter Effie Passero of Postmodern Jukebox and “American Idol” fame. Tenor Branden James was a contestant on “America’s Got Talent” during the show’s eighth season. James Clark is an Australian-born cellist/pianist. Expect Broadway favorites, desirable classics and modern pops through their soothing sound combination of vocals, piano and cello.

Season, patron and single ticket sales may be bought online at https://hannibal-concert-association.square.site and will be available (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) before concerts. Single ticket sales are $25 for adults and $5 for students. Season passes are available for individuals for $65 and couple/parent(s) w/children for $125. Patron memberships are available from $175-$1,000 with those receiving multiple season passes at each level.  HCA season ticket holders benefit from free/discounted admission to performances of the Keokuk Concert Association and Quincy Civic Music Association. 

For more information regarding the Hannibal Concert Association and its concert season, contact HCA President Sara Anton North at 573-221-0822 or hannibalconcertassociation@gmail.com, follow the Hannibal Concert Association on Facebook or visit https://hannibal-concert-association.square.site.

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