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WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Some monogamists "marry" underage kids, too. But that's breaking the law, same as it would be if polygamy was made legal. You're using deviant cases like Warren Jeffs to paint a picture of a whole host of people, and that's no more justified that calling the entire Catholic church pedophiles or all men serial killers because of John Wayne Gacy. You cannot paint with that broad of a…
Quijote57 - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
The Founding Fathers most likely did not intend for political liberty to include freedom to practice immorality. Liberty is too often confused with license. Yes, some of the Founders had immoral relationships (the supposed relationship between Jefferson and his female slave, for instance), but I don't think they intended for those to be codified as legal in all the states. And I don't think…
Quijote57 - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
You make valid arguments except this: in some instances, the polygamist marries an under-aged teenager who does not or cannot consent.
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
For those of you who are throwing out "Why not polygamy??!!??!" like it's some sort of moralistic insult or challenge, I have a question for you: Why NOT polygamy? As long as everyone involved is a legal, consenting adult, why the hell would you care what they're doing? Guess what? There are a LOT of multi-partner relationships going on in this country RIGHT NOW and it's not affecting…
qfingers - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Actually there's no reason for the state to issue a marriage license at all. Read the history of it: http://macquirelatory.com/Marriage%20License%20Tr...

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Festive Sounds Family Concert

2 years, 6 months ago by Paige Traeder

Concert will entertain you with traditional holiday favorites, fun new songs and offer a chance to participate in popular audience sing-alongs of familiar Christmas carols

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Youth Chorus will present FESTIVE SOUNDS FAMILY CONCERT at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in the QJHS Morrison Theater, 14th & Maine streets. This combined Christmas concert is a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season!

QSO Music Director Bruce Briney will lead the orchestra in performances of many traditional and contemporary holiday pieces, including John Williams’ popular “Home Alone Suite.” This favorite from the iconic movie brings the orchestra together with the Quincy Symphony Chorus, directed by Dr. Phyllis Robertson, and the Quincy Area Youth Choruses, directed by Paul Shelor and Jessi Sparks.

“The Many Moods of Christmas” by Robert Shaw provides adult choral and orchestral collaboration of some of our best-loved carols. The four carols presented are familiar to all audiences, but the creative instrumentation and complex choral singing lift them far above ordinary holiday music.

“Bassoon it will be Christmas” is a fun, imaginative piece that features the QSO’s three bassoonists. The tongue-in-cheek arrangement by composer James Stephenson cleverly transforms famous bassoon excerpts from symphonic literature into well-known Christmas melodies.

The audience will have a chance to sing-along on favorite Christmas carols with the combined adult and youth choirs of 120 voices followed by the grand concert ending of Walter Harris’ spectacular arrangement of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

This fabulous concert has become a tradition for many. Surprises are planned as well!  Whether you’re planning a family gathering, or just giving yourself a special holiday treat, Festive Sounds is sure to be a highlight of the Christmas season!  

Tickets are available in advance at Sturhahn Jewelers, Quincy Hy-Vee stores, or at the door at a cost of $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Children 18 and under are admitted free thanks to support from the Tracy Family Foundation.  

Flexi-tickets, which include six single-admission tickets to be used in any combination throughout the season, will be for sale at the concert for $60, pre-packaged in a special envelope perfect for gift giving. One flexi-ticket provides admission for a couple to attend QSOA concerts throughout the spring, making a lasting Christmas gift for music lovers on your list. Remaining concerts include the French Grandeur Young Artist’s Concert, Revisiting Childhood choral pops concert featuring Emily DePauw and Phil Touchette, and the American Classics orchestra finale showcasing popular music from American Theatre.

Festive Sounds is sponsored in part by Concert Sponsor Blessing Hospital, Media Sponsor KHQA, Music Sponsor Advance Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Encore! Symphony Volunteer Council, the Marion Gardner Jackson Trust Arts Fund, the business and individual members of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, and by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Special thanks are extended to our Season Sponsors: the Knapheide Manufacturing Company and Blessing Health System. More information on the Imagine season may be found at www.qsoa.org. Call 217-222-2856 for a brochure.


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