Though I was unable to attend this concert due to travel, I did attend the rehearsal. I am therefore confident that the audience at Old South Church had a wonderful evening. Congratulations to Professor Ann Howard Jones and all the artists who worked on this event.
Hadyn’s Paukenmasse (Mass in a Time of War) has always reminded me of my student days at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1960s. Like a lot of American campuses at that time, protests of American involvement in the Vietnam War were a regular occurrence there and in nearby Los Angeles. I recall seeing Jane Fonda at one and also a man who claimed to be Carlos Castaneda at another of the protests. It was around this time that I sang part of the Paukenmasse at a concert in Griffith Park. I cannot confirm that either Jane Fonda or Carlos Castaneda attended that performance!