MID-COLUMBIA MASTERSINGER’S CONCERT IN B REACTOR
Imagine listening to the voices and harmonious music of the Mid-Columbia MasterSingers radiating from the fuel rods of the B Reactor on the Hanford site. Join us in an information series and world-class musical presentation in the walls of the B-Reactor. Let us give you a glimpse of the early evening you will share with your colleagues the videos and tours of the facility. Then you are treated to the most delightful performance of our own Mastersingers. The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is presenting their third concert series with the aim of complementing the National Park Service’s mission of telling the stories surrounding the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
The B Reactor (105-B) was the world’s first large-scale nuclear reactor. B Reactor was developed from the scaling up of Enrico Fermi and team’s Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1) Reactor that was assembled at the University of Chicago in November 1942. Construction of B Reactor began in August 1943 and was completed and producing plutonium a short 18 months later. As a graphite moderated single-pass reactor 105-B was an innovative technological feat and now serves as the only nuclear reactor museum in the world.