Santa Rosa High choir alumni reunite with former director for virtual performance amid pandemic

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Cassady Glass Hastings didn’t expect her Instagram post about a Santa Rosa High choir reunion to reach hundreds of alumni or spur a virtual performance.

Glass Hastings, who graduated in 1999, initially thought the post would lead to a “little virtual choir reunion” during the pandemic, she said. Instead nearly 300 alumni responded, and 183 of them recorded a rendition of “The Lord Bless You And Keep You” from their homes.

The performance was posted to YouTube, where it has been watched more than 9,000 times.

“The main goal is to gather, catch-up and make music,” Glass Hastings wrote in an email. “If we end up with a beautiful recording, that’s a bonus.”

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