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50 years ago
Nov. 20, 1963
DAVENPORT – Lyle Mac Laury, son of Mrs. Edith Mac Laury, Davenport, was among the 200 members of the Masterwork Chorus to sing Mozart’s “Requiem” at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 3.
The Masterwork Society, located in Morristown, N.J., presents choral masterpieces at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The nine-year-old chorus is under the direction of David Randolph and plans to present Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” at the Lincoln Center later this season.
Mr. Mac Laury’s musical experience began in 1962 in the United Presbyterian Church choir in Davenport and includes membership for four years in the Hartwick College Concert Choir under the direction of Thurston Dox.
He is a June 1963 graduate of Hartwick where he became a member of the Epsilon Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity in 1961. He is now a management trainee for State Farm Insurance in Wayne, N.J.