Singing ‘Messiah’


In Muscatine on Sunday, December 14, 1952, Dale wrote, “Cold today, 20° above.  Stayed in the house all day.  Had roast beef for dinner.  Stan sang in ‘Messiah’ at the high school in the afternoon.  Bears beat Cardinals 10-7 on TV in the afternoon.  Stan and Mike went to a show at night.”  A highlight for the chorus every year was singing Handel’s “Messiah,” accompanied on the organ by English teacher Charles Shook, above.

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