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There’s little that Bob Going and I agree about these days, but today he reposted a recording on his blog from October 2001 that is as important as it is deeply moving.

On the night of that show, the Amsterdam Oratorio, women passed out tissues to the waiting audience, which I thought was quite over the top…

until the performance began and I cried pretty much through the whole show.

I thank Mr. Going for putting up this collage of photos and the recording of the performance, “Requiem”, on YouTube. It says more about this community than anything I know.

Bravo to our composer, Maria Riccio-Brice.
God Bless our hometown.
God bless these particular young men
and all that go so bravely away never to return.
God bless the silence that takes their place.

Don’t forget.

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