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By Brianna Wray
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The Walla Walla Choral Society brings a bit of the bayou to Walla Walla


Brianna Wray

Members of the Walla Walla Choral Society bring a bit of the bayou to Walla Walla in Gesa Powerhouse Theatre performance.

WALLA WALLA – New Orleans is a jazzy blur of music, rich color and French cuisine like no other. If it had a recipe it would be one-part "Sweet Georgia Brown," one part jambalaya, and two parts "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Walla Walla Choral Society Artistic Director and lively pianist Gary Hemenway have the recipe just right, bringing New Orleans to the Gesa Powerhouse Theatre with a live band accompanying roughly sixty vocalists taking on a variety of classic songs.

From the audience, the experience is immersive. House lights rise on drummer Joshua Gianola, bass guitarist Michael...

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