Mass in B-minor
"Long and frequent rehearsals have brought this performance about. After ... the wage-earning day, these ... Master Singers have converged on time at a rehearsal spot for two hours or more ... once, twice, or even three times a week for almost a year. [Those] Master Singers ... joined the ranks of those who have sung the B Minor Mass. -- Marjorie Otis Gifford from Spring 1988 concert progam notes.
Fifteen years later, a new cadre of 63 singers have endured the year long eftort to learn this masterpiece with the patient help of those few of the 73 original stalwarts who had sung this piece as Master Singers before as listed below.