Shrine of Democracy Chorus spreads Christmas cheer with music

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The Shrine of Democracy Chorus was spreading some Christmas cheer at the Dahl Arts Center Wednesday afternoon at their free holiday concert.

A full crowd was celebrating the holidays with some festive acappella music.
The Shrine of Democracy Chorus was started in 1970 and it's been a tradition ever since to sing Christmas carols around the community.
One member, a retired neurologist, says he loves to spread Christmas cheer and music is one of the best ways to do it.

President of the Shrine of Democracy Chorus, Al Kelts, says, "What music does is it enters through a different part of the brain than our thought part of the brain. It's a part of the brain that appreciates music and helps us sing and helps us enjoy that sort of thing and yet the words go to the other side of the brain, so the neat thing about music is it provides excitement to the whole brain."

The Shrine of Democracy Chorus will perform Christmas music at several assisted living centers this month as well as at Storybook Island's Christmas Nights of Light for the holiday season.