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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Plattsburgh Students Take Center Stage
SPOTLIGHT: A month ago, 35 choral students from Plattsburgh, New York never dreamed they would sing at a major concert venue before an audience of 10 thousand people, but Mountain Lake PBS helped make this unlikely scenario a reality. The adventure began when Andre Rieu, nationally renowned violinist and orchestra conductor, needed 35 local kids to back up one of his singers during a concert at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Mountain Lake PBS called Plattsburgh choral directors, who chose 35 talented kids to appear in the show. The students had three weeks to rehearse, and were thrilled to receive a standing ovation. More surprises awaited them the night of their performance. You can experience the elation with them during an in-depth "Spotlight" segment this week. The piece also features my third exclusive interview with Andre Rieu.