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Singing Tree performances cancelled due to 'safety'


December 1, 2021

What would have been the 40th performance of the Singing Christmas Tree this weekend has been canceled.

Ben Mattheisen, president of the organization, said that the choir was already smaller than usual this year and then several members have been unable to continue, for various reasons.

“We had to pull the plug,” he said, noting that choir leaders spent “several hours” on Friday, Nov. 26, weighing their options.

“We could not guarantee, given the circumstances this year, that it would be safe,” Mattheisen said, acknowledging that the pandemic, along with other factors, have ta...

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