Singing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

On Sunday, December 12, 1954, the Muscatine High School chorus, 116 voices under the direction  of Max Collins, and four guest soloists (Mrs. Evelyn Sanders Vaneck, soprano; Miss Corinne Hamilton, contralto; Stephen Hobson, tenor; and Harry Morrison, bass) sang with organ accompaniment by Charles Shook and piano accompaniment by Judy Smith.  Max Collins is on the far left in the top photo below, and Judy Smith is on the far right in the lower photo below; I’m second from the left in the back row.


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