On the big stage

On June 4, I enjoyed watching and hearing the Lewis-Clark State College and Community Choir perform on Broadway’s Lincoln Center stage in New York City. The 40-member group sang the “Song of the Salish Chief” under the outstanding direction of Sarah Graham. They also sang “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” with the 121-member National Festival Chorus with members from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Florida and New York.

While there, I attended the Broadway play “Tootsie” with the choir, and while they were practicing, practicing and practicing, I took a short New York City tour and also went to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. And the students went to other places, among them the Top of the Rock.

I have seen every LCSC Warrior baseball game they have played in the NAIA World Series in Lewiston from 1984 through this year and have seen the LC Lady Warriors play in national basketball tournaments in Jackson, Tenn., and Billings, Mont., (national runner-up). But nothing gave me any more pleasure than seeing the college’s choir from Lewiston perform in the biggest city in the United States.

A big thank you to Graham, the college administration and others who made the trip to the “Big City” possible.

Dick Riggs


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