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Arts Council begins 40th season with legends

Brenda Lee Cottrell and The Legends brings “The Memorable Music of the 60’s Legendary Ladies” to the Biggar Majestic Theatre, weaving a trail of nostalgia through the hearts and minds of all who attend. The show will highlight the great hits of Brenda Lee, Lesley Gore, Connie Francis, Loretta Lynn, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, and of course, the unforgettable . . . Patsy Cline.
The show is unforgettable, focusing on the era, not a genre. It is a timeless music that reflects a purer, more innocent time. It’s emotional music that ranges from ecstatic highs to gripping heartache. And with that, Brenda Lee Cottrell leaves her heart on the stage in every performance.
Music filled Brenda Lee Cottrell's childhood home. Her father, an accomplished accordion/harmonica player with a beautiful singing voice and her mother playing Johnny Cash records non-stop! By age 12, under the instruction of teacher Eddie Ruhr, she became a pipe organist accompanying congregations in Melville, Saskatchewan for the next 20 years.
Later, Brenda Lee studied voice at the University of Regina's Conservatory of Performing Arts under the direction of Wilma Bell Wessell. She was awarded the Mae Riome Memorial Vocal Scholarship singing in English, French, German and Italian.
Taking on the role of Worship Leader in one of Regina’s energetic and inspiring churches proved to be very timely. She appeared on the Regina Television Series “Where The River Runs” as one of the guest vocalists. Inspired by the emotional impact of this music, Brenda Lee began her journey as a songwriter, and her first collection of original music is "in the works."
Brenda Lee will be joined by The Legends featuring musicians Otis Young on piano, Brian G. Davis, lead/rhythm guitar and backup vocals, Ron Pettigrew, bass guitar, backup vocals, and Don Young, drums and backup vocals.
Brenda Lee Cottrell and The Legends begins the Biggar Arts Council concert season this Saturday, September 29 with show time at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at de Moissac Jewellers.