When Legacy was formed in 1981, we had no idea that it would evolve into an International Ministry, blessed by our Lord beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Some of the doors He has opened include:
8 tours of S.Korea, venues including: Singing in the largest church in the world,(200,000 per week, 800,000 members) the US Army, the S.Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, churches, colleges, high schools, and FEBC radio stations, in tours throughout that beautiful country.
3 tours of Australia, including being blessed to sing in The Great Hall of The Parliament in Canberra, churches, schools, and other venues there. We have an open invitation to return there.
Venues in Canada
Toured Cuba, a blessed experience we will never forget or get over. Our pay: $0.00 Sales of CDs: $0.00 Yet, we would not trade that experience in our Ministry for anything in the world. This was in connection with Dr. Jim Groen and Global Connections, Intl. Many of our dear friends and churches financed our tour there.
Concerts in venues throughout the Central and Western USA, including churches, concert halls, banquets, sporting events, political events, fund raising events, business events, retreats, ministry events, RV Resorts, Universities, and many more.
We are blessed to be associated with the ministries of Dr. Jim Groen. He has been International President of Youth for Christ, had his own world wide ministries, and is now associated with "A Voice for The Children" ministry. His support of Legacy has been invaluable in introducing us to S. Korea, Australia, Cuba, and other incredible venues.
James Baumgardner, lead of the Legacy Quartet, has gained national and international recognition not only for his musical work with the quartet, but also in the classical, opera, oratorio, and music theater genres. Prior to joining Legacy in 2014, James and his wife Lindsey lived in New York City where he performed with a number of companies around the Eastern sea-board as well as in Italy and Austria. While there, Lindsey and James also both helped to manage the world renowned tea house, Alice's Tea Cup, and James taught music to underserved populations of children in inner city Brooklyn. His work with these kids was featured in an article written for the popular NY culture magazine, "Downtown Magazine". James has also sung with some of the western region's premier opera companies including the Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, and Opera Colorado. James is the only member of Legacy to be a native of Colorado, and since returning Lindsey and he welcomed their now two year old son, Caleb, into God's great world. James is blessed to continue his passion for music, teaching and singing around the state of Colorado.
You can find out more about James and dates for upcoming solo performances at www.jamesbaumgardner.com.
First and foremost, Doug is a husband and father. Upon graduating from Cedarville University, he then earned his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. As a pastor’s son, Doug has always been involved in ministry serving on the board, leading small groups and participating in numerous mission trips. Growing up in a musical home, he has been singing since he was able to make noise. Today Doug has the privilege of singing around the world with the Legacy Quartet!
Professionally, Doug is a leadership and development coach leading teams both large and small. Seeing others grow and succeed in their careers and achieve more than thought possible is one of his greatest satisfactions.
Making a positive impact on people personally and professionally drives everything Doug does.
Baritone in LEGACY Quartet and Dean of the School of Music at Colorado Christian University, Steven is well-known to audiences throughout the Rocky Mountain region for his beautiful, expressive singing, and dramatic interpretations, Steven’s versatile professional singing career ranges from opera and oratorio, to musical theatre, gospel and jazz. He has appeared with major symphonies throughout the west, including the Fresno Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and the Denver Brass to name a few; and has performed onstage with Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, Central City Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Crested Butte Theatre, Aspen Theatre, and fifteen seasons with Opera Colorado.
Aside from concerts and tours with LEGACY Quartet, Steven’s recent solo engagements include Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with Stratus Chamber Orchestra and the St. Martin’s Festival Singers, the Mozart Requiem with the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Littleton United Methodist Church Fine Arts Series, the Brahms Requiem with the Jefferson Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Handel’s Messiah with Musica Sacra, and Christmas with the Denver Brass and LEGACY Quartet.
Significant performances have included Britten’s War Requiem with Rhodes College in Memphis, TN., and perhaps most notably, Steven made his Carnegie Hall debut in April of 2015, singing the baritone solos in both Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem in a concert titled, “Grant Us Peace” presented by DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York).
Steven will return to Carnegie Hall to perform the baritone solos in Haydn’s, Lord Nelson Mass in January, 2017.
Steve and his wife, Vicki, live in Henderson Colorado, and have four grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.
You can find out more about Steve and dates for upcoming solo performances at www.steventaylorbaritone.com.
Norm Huxman, Bass of LEGACY, was born in Hutchinson, Kansas to Kansas farmers, Milton and Catherine Huxman. Three years later, Milton accepted his call to the pastoral ministry, and Norm was changed from a farmer to a P.K. (Preacher's Kid, and later Promise Keeper). Norm started singing (as a tenor) in a church quartet, and then his dreams of being a tenor were dashed when his voice changed to bass at age 14. Except for one member, the church quartet in which he sang was also the high school quartet, and the a college group.
In 1959, Norm and Kay Armstrong, his high school sweetheart, married. Shortly after, the famous pianist and songwriter J.M. "Whitey" Gleason asked Norm if he would like to sing in a Southern Gospel Quartet. He would and did! Norm sang in various quartets throughout the country, including The Sooner State Quartet and the well known Weatherford Quartet. However, most of the years spent in full-time singing were with his childhood idol and lifetime friend, Whitey Gleason and the Jubilee Quartet.
In 1979, Norm and his family moved to Boulder, Colorado and in 1981, LEGACY was born. Norm is thankful that God has blessed them indeed, and continues to open doors throughout the U.S.A. and other countries. Norm praises God for the privilege of singing for his Lord and Savior along with his dear friends in LEGACY.
Above all, Norm is most proud and happy to be married to his beautiful Kay, who has supported him and stood by his side throughout his entire singing and business career.
The Legacy Family
When Norm Huxman started Legacy in 1981, one of his foundational beliefs was that it was going to be a musical group that put families and relationships first. This is why at every Legacy event, whether locally, around the United States, or internationally, Legacy has made it a priority to pay for the wives of the quartet to travel with them and to be an active part of the ministry. This is not an ideal that the men of Legacy take lightly, and it truly has been one of the paramount reasons for Legacy's success and blessings over the past 30+ years. Thank you Kay, Vicki, Melissa, and Lindsey for your overwhelming support of this ministry and for being by our sides as often as is possible! Please enjoy the below pictures of those Legacy holds most dear, and as always we appreciate your prayers for the Legacy family.