Pennsylvania Trump Rally Treats Attendees to Classical Music
Oct. 21, 2020 (EIRNS)—Evoking the spirit of the Republican nominating convention, the Erie, Pennsylvania rally on Oct. 20 opened with about 10 minutes of serious classical music performance.
A trained soprano opened by singing—as was done at the Republican convention—Schubert’s Ave Maria. She was then followed by a tenor, who, with bel canto precision, presented the musical setting by A.H. Malotte of the Lord’s Prayer loved and often performed by Rev. James Cokley at Schiller Institute events. There was also a recording of a team of young choristers used at portions of the Lord’s Prayer.
During this 10 minutes of solemn unity, the large crowd of thousands (standing outdoors in the cold) was extremely serene, and very calm. Some in the crowd knew the Lord’s Prayer setting and joined in at points with the soloist. Following his closing there was a long silence.
For the remainder of the waiting period of about 45 minutes, the rest of the music was the usual fare, but the effect of the classical opening lingered on.