A choir makes a couple’s special moment more memorable

A serendipitously scheduled break for a choir led to an even more memorable proposal for a Minnesota couple. It’s the kind of magic that can happen in the Land of 10,000 Choirs.

The most contrived and uncomfortable moment at a Major League Baseball game isn’t an intentional walk; it’s the Jumbotron proposal that seems to happen during nearly every seventh-inning stretch.

Contrary to that, we have the recent engagement of Alicia Enstad and Joshua Lehrer in St. Paul’s Rice Park. The Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, on break from a rehearsal at the adjacent Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, took it upon themselves to serenade the couple with a choral arrangement of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s setting of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Mark Riddle captured the music on video and posted it to Angelica Cantanti’s YouTube channel:

It’s a special moment made even more special, and the kind of thing that might only be possible in the Land of 10,000 Choirs.

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