Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Students perform at Orchestra Hall

Robbinsdale All-District Elementary Choir, Armstong and Cooper Symphonic Bands and Orchestras, Bell Canto, Cantori and Concert Choirs 
Guest conductor, Kathy Salzman Romey
Students performed an amazing concert last night at Robbinsdale Area Schools 38th Annual Fall Music Festival.  Hundreds of choir and orchestra members sang and played beautifully to a sold out hall of parents, family members and friends.  The evening's performances were capped off by a series of Polovetsion Dances from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.  The guest conductor, Kathy Saltzman Romey, demonstrated great mastery at the podium and also provided the audience with some musical insights to the music that was performed.

Robert Peterson from the Minnesota American Directors Association presented certificates of appreciation to the choral directors in conjunction of the 50th anniversary of this organization.  He referenced Minnesota as the "Land of 10,000 Choirs".  Indeed we are blessed with so many outstanding choirs starting from the elementary level on up through the colleges and then in churches and other professional and informal choruses.

The director of the Metropolitan Boy's Choir, Bea Hasselman, has even has established a choir at a prison in Red Wing, Minnesota.  She noted how that one of the inmates after singing a particularly meaningful song felt something wet on his cheek.  He didn't know what it was...

Music is a great medicine for the soul.

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