Music: Legend in Lindsborg

Amid a great swirl of dust little Lindsborg (pop. 2,016) became once again last week the most vital music centre in Kansas. From eleven States visitors poured into the town, fairly fought for parking space. The attraction was Lindsborg's longtime specialty: Handel's Messiah, performed by 500 local choristers, most of them farmers, storekeepers, mechanics, housewives, cooks.

Easter Sunday marked the 160th Lindsborg Messiah. Still singing fervently with the sopranos was Alma Swensson, 76, who with her late husband founded the Lindsborg festivals 54 years ago. Alma Swensson was 22 when she sent East for copies...

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