August 25, 2013: “Growing up in Brainerd, Linda Eder worshipped fellow northern Minnesotan Judy Garland and became a big-voiced Broadway ballad belter who went from “Star Search” winner (the precursor to “American Idol”) to being the muse and wife of musical theater composer Frank Wildhorn. She found her greatest success in the 1997 Broadway production of his “Jekyll & Hyde” and has gone on to originate roles in many of his works. Eder returns to her home state to perform a concert of show tunes and pop fare with the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, which pulled an all-nighter Aug. 1, serenading the first gay and lesbian couples to marry in Minnesota.” – Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com – “Twin Cities Best Entertainment Bets for the Weekend of Aug. 23-29”
Last night, the men of Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus performed on stage with Linda Eder, the elegant Minnesota vocalist who went from a stunning debut on “Star Search” to sing at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Eder is one of the most popular interpreters of theatrical songs to emerge in the 90s, showcasing precise intonation and a soaring voice which brings to life a repertoire of pop hits and showtunes.
The audience was filled with fans of Ms. Eder (and a few vocal fans of our own!) for an evening of wonderful entertainment that featured a trip down memory lane for Ms. Eder. Highlights included Vienna, The Mad Hatter, Man of LaMancha and a show-stopping performance of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.
The Chorus would like to thank Ms. Eder for her generosity, graciousness and friendship. We really enjoyed working with her at her Master Class and the opportunity to sing with her was a once in a lifetime experience!