THE CONCERT: FEBRUARY 5, 2020 – DR. ANTON ARMSTRONG AND THE ST. OLAF CHOIR – Marilyn Armstrong

I wish I could play you the music and listen to Anton speak. But I took pictures of the performance at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was built in 1857 and has that beautiful sound that only halls built before we tried improving them have.

The Choir Bus!

Photo: Owen Kraus

I probably should mention that Anton is Garry’s youngest brother. It’s always a delight when he is in town.

Brothers!

The beginning …

The choir was, as always wonderful. Even more important for Garry and me was the Anton stepped up. He talked about the climate, injustice, slavery. He made the concert not merely beautiful, but relevant.

It was a very good evening at the end of a very bad day.



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  1. That is a touching story indeed. Sounds like it’s what you needed and deserved. Beautiful photos by the way!

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  2. Singing in and/or listening to choirs is the BEST. We must know, we’re choir members and have been singing and travelling with many ensembles. Anton and Garry DO look alike except that Anton seems so much taller. I so wish I could have listened in to their presentation. And I love it when conductors not only conduct but also think and dare expressing opinions…. well done him and them. You must be very proud of Garry’s bro, and rightly so.

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  3. I wish I had have been there…

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  4. If ever there was a day when you needed something like that, that was the day.

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    • It was. I was ready to give up on the day, but it turned out to be a beautiful moment in what had been a painful day for us both. And if we’d stayed home, all I’d have done but weep for the lost? Not productive. This was MUCH better in every way.

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  5. Sign of a great artist. To be concerned about the world around them as well as the art.

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