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Activities of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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Ensembles in Residence

The Louisiana Trio
We Three Kings
Corey & Lisa…in Concert

The public performance of music has dominated Salon's in Parisian Society, lieder abends throughout Germany and is certainly a part of the American music scene.  Foundations established throughout America help keep the art of recitals alive through funding concert series and advocacy efforts.  Fortunately, Louisiana has all the elements necessary to successfully produce and present local and guest artists in concert. These ventures have become known for the versatile programming, multi-talented performers, established and well-known presenters and audiences hungry for a positive, artistic experience.  To this end, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council has developed and is promoting its three ensembles in residence. Each ensemble features the collaborative efforts of classically trained musicians sharing their artistic abilities with diverse audiences.

The Louisiana Trio
Flute, piano or organ, and voice are not your common trio but that’s the special combination of talented musicians that Sandra Lunte, flute, Richard Seiler, piano/organ and Corey Trahan, vocalist form as The Louisiana Trio.  The Louisiana Trio project was developed by the Arts Council to showcase the talents of three Louisiana artists, each of whom has been adjudicated into the Louisiana Division of the Arts’ Touring Directory and the Louisiana Artist Roster.  This project was awarded the 2002 Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2003 Louisiana Division of the Arts Project Assistance Grant.   Since 2002, the chamber ensemble has performed concerts of American, French and Holiday music around Louisiana, appeared as guest artists with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and premiered “Louisiana Blue,” especially commissioned for The Louisiana Trio.

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We Three Kings

The group, which started out being playfully called We Three Kings, is the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s second Ensemble-in-Residence.  The unique pairing of three classically trained male vocalists with their Queen, Coralie White, makes this one of the Art Council’s most popular ensembles. The ensemble debuted with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and has completed three concert tours.

Corey & Lisa…in Concert
For the past three seasons, local favorites Corey Trahan and Lisa McCalmon have toured the region in programs entitled Celebrating Sinatra, Hooray for Hollywood and With Love…Corey & Lisa.  In addition to concert work, the duo has performed lead roles opposite each other in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and starred in Singin in the Rain, a Strauss Theatre production for which both artists received Christopher awards for their performances.  Corey and Lisa debuted with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in their 2006 Pops Series and have since performed at the Four Seasons in New York and countless venues.  The duo has worked with a number of pianists including Eric Schnobrick, Julian Jones, Rod Allen Payne and Richard Seiler.  Corey and Lisa will be joined by Naomi Cordill (Soprano), Korey Barrett (pianist) and Richard Seiler (pianist) for a 2008-09 concert tour entitled An Evening of Broadway:  The Greatest and the Latest. 

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For availability and booking information, contact:
Tommy Usrey, President & CEO
Northeast Louisiana Arts Council