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Singers Greet Peru Hy-Vee Customers

Posted by wlpo on December 3, 2012

A trip to the grocery store usually doesn’t pack too many surprises unless your favorite snack happens to be on sale.  Shoppers at Hy-Vee in Peru Saturday were surprised to find themselves with a front-row seat to a performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”.

It was a Random Act of Culture organized by Chris Kelsey and Norm Engstrom.  Roughly 100 singers and a sound system squeezed between the produce section and floral department while Engstrom directed.

Store Manager Doug Overlee watched with a smile.  He says the performance was even a surprise to the employees.

Engstrom and Kelsey had done something similar last year at Walmart in Peru.  He says they’ll probably hold a random concert next year.

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