The woman in this photo attended the Mozart Choral Festival concert and throughout the performance she closed her eyes and was visibly very moved by the music. After the concert she sat in one of the pews for at least a half-hour. It looked like she was praying, completely caught up in the moment. Dr. Scheibe wanted to give his flowers away since he couldn’t fly home with them, so we suggested he give them to the lady in the pew. When he did, she burst into tears and thanked him repeatedly. She said that she only comes to our Mozart concert, because she feels so connected to the people who sing in it. She said:

“Life is so hard, but I can come to this concert, and see the humanity, and feel the unity, and can go on! We all connect together as people – to praise and to FEEL. I will never forget it!”

Mozart Festival Chorus (49)