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Praise for local choral performance [Letter to the Editor]

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Editor:

Last Saturday evening Sheldon Bair conducted the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and the choruses from the Deer Creek Chorale, the Harford Choral Society, the Towson University Choral Society, the Towson High School Chamber Choir, the Frederick Children's Chorus, and the Children's Chorus of Annapolis together with soloists Theresa Bickham, Christopher Dudley and Jeffrey Grayson Gates and they reaped the well-deserved reward of a five-minute standing ovation for their performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, which is, without a doubt, the most beautiful, most difficult and probably the greatest composition for chorus and orchestra ever written.

Praise must also be given to all the choral directors who worked with their groups on the many behind-the-scenes practice sessions.

I don't know anyone associated with the performance, but it was a performance I will never forget.

Congratulations to all of you for a job superbly done!

Barbara Antoshak

Bel Air

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