Saturday, November 29, 2008

WELS Choralfest "A Taste of Heaven"

WELS choirs sing to capacity crowd
By KURT NESBITT New Ulm Journal Staff Writer POSTED: November 17, 2008

Choirs from WELS high schools perform Sunday afternoon at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in rural New Ulm.

NEW ULM, MN - MVL basketball usually doesn't see the type of crowd like the one that filled that high school's gym on Sunday afternoon.

Perhaps it was because the basketball court was covered in chairs for the audience.

Perhaps it was because of the sheer numbers of the people that attended the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod's 2008 West Regional Choral Festival, held Sunday afternoon at MVL.

The bleachers at the west end of the gym were a sea of multi-colored choir robes worn by singers from 15 WELS schools. They singers were arranged according to the range they sang.

Parents, classmates, WELS school officials, clergy and others filled the remainder of the gym.

An estimated crowd of 1,300 people attended the concert. Sunday's event was the second part of the festival and focused entirely on sacred music. The individual choirs performed a pops concert Friday night...

Read the entire article at the New Ulm Journal website

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