Kindness is Kontajus

LSM 2016 is filled with nothing short of an incredible list of talented people. This afternoon, 4 of our 10 interns put on a performance of "Billy Goats Gruff" led by George and Penny Hogan (vocal faculty at University of Mary-Hardin Baylor). This children's opera contains music written by Mozart but with lyrics adapted to fit the story line of the Billy Goats Gruff. With only 12 practices under their belts, Clinton Barrineau, Katherine Spellmon, Juanita Ortiz, and Matthew Manchigiah all took the stage and wowed the youth of Decorah. They will also be performing their opera for the LSM community on Monday, July 18 as part of a recreational treat. I am certain our LSM students will delight in it as much as the Decorah community has. Here are some sneak peeks into the performance!

Matthew "bullies" the audience prior to his character transformation.Three billy goats (Clinton, Juanita, and Katherine) fear the bully!The bully scares the billy goats off the bridge.  The billy goats make a plan of action to get Lucy D. Lambamore. Friends for life!