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Check out this impromptu choir at the State Fair

Today was the third day of my sing-alongs at the Minnesota State Fair. When we began at 9 a.m., the numbers were low (just two); probably the fear of a rainout kept people away at first. We treated this morning’s sing more like a “choir practice” since it was more of an intimate setting without piano. We worked on tone quality, support, consonant energy and harmonizing during the first set of songs, a selection of patriotic music. We ran it through once, and then walked out to the street to recruit new members for our choir.

The singers retained a lot of information given during “choir practice,” and for a group of strangers to come together — that only started with two — and become a solid choir of about 15 members to deliver a performance with poise and confidence like they did … I would call it a total home run! Check out the video below to see this fantastic group in action:

Kudos to the participants in this morning’s sing! I hope to see many more people come sing with us tomorrow and Monday.