Music: Choir in Russia

Led by the invincible Mrs. Harry Elstner Talbott, the 40 sedate young men and women who compose the Westminster Choir entered Leningrad last week. All were well versed in the Scriptures and in the art of singing (TIME, June 11). But without Mrs. Talbott they could never have been the first U. S. musical delegation to reach Soviet Russia. Dayton's 70-year-old matriarch had opened her own purse generously; all last spring she bustled about Manhattan to get the backing of businessmen. Her reward last week was great. In Leningrad the audience cheered...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!