Jovonta Patton

Jovonta Patton

The inspirational sounds of 150 youth voices from across the Twin Cities will fill Orchestra Hall in a live recording of original music by renowned chart-topping gospel artist Jovonta Patton on Aug. 17 at 6 p.m.

The concert will benefit the Brianna E. Lark Scholarship. Lark died from complications of the autoimmune disease Lupus.

“We wanted to grow the Brianna E. Lark Scholarship Fund and realized we had the ability in our own backyard. There’s a winning combination of the musical and songwriting talents of Mr. Patton and the energy and enthusiasm of our youth. The kids have had fun learning the original music at the rehearsals,” said Minnesota State Baptist Convention music president, Dr. Charvez Russell. “I was thrilled when Orchestra Hall agreed to partner with us. We’re presenting an evening like no other, especially for our young choir members as they are on the stage, singing original music composed for them by a homegrown national recording artist, and accompanied by professional musicians.”

Russell said he also anticipates the live recorded concert and the preconcert activities in the atrium will be a new experience for many community members because of never having been in what he describes as a “magnificent venue.”

Comedian Joseph “Juice” Sutton is the host and the evening includes performances by Maya Marchelle, Tuf, Kitana Metcalf, and Heart and Soul Drumming. Tickets are on sale and are priced in three tiers to make it easy for families to attend: Basic $5, Premium $25 and VIP $50.

To purchase tickets or for more “Treasures Live” concert information visit the Orchestra Hall website,

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