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Concert incident

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 5:55pm

The show must go on

The Legacy Chorale Christmas concert Dec. 14 at Tornstrom Auditorium was spectacular.
Unfortunately several members on the top tier of the risers had an accident and tipped backward falling against the backdrops to the floor below. The concert was halted, paramedics were called and the two brave singers recovered enough to finish the program. As the old saying goes, “the show must go on.”

Nothing puts a person in the spirit of Christmas as much as listening to the professional singing of this chorale composed of 65 singers and the accompanying Chamber Orchestra.

With a touch of humor the Grinch showed up and mingled with the audience as the choir sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” He even pulled retiring chorale manager Bill Satre onto the stage.

Sarah Aamot, the conductor, told the audience how blessed we are to have such marvelously talented people who volunteer their time to make these concerts possible.

“Silent Night” was poignantly touching as a lady used sign language while the song was sung.

The audience left with the sparkle and glow of beautiful Christmas music in their hearts.

Thanks to all who contributed to make this dazzling concert possible.

Luann Rice

Baxter