This past Sunday eve we attended a holiday concert presented at the Echo Community Center by the Inland Northwest Orchestra and Chorale. What a treat — joyous, rousing and uplifting!

Musicians coming from Umatilla, Morrow, Wallowa and Union counties traveled long distances, often over snowswept roads, to bring music to the “masses.”  This gift of their time and talent certainly exemplifies the spirit of the season.

Thank you to Director R. Lee Friese, and all the musicians who lit up our lives.

Bonnie Corey, Doris Pitzer, Mary Wendling and Mary Doherty •


like with a real band in it.

Larry Long • Umatilla

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