Music: Super-Duper Bach

For the first time in 25 years, America's most famous community choral group, the Bethlehem Bach Choir, brought their music to Manhattan last week. It was a major job of logistics: 233 singers and 50 members of the Philadelphia Orchestra made the trip.

Conductor Ifor Jones, 46, a Welshman who was once a Manhattan church organist, had rehearsed his choir of housewives, mill workers and college professors three times a week for their Carnegie Hall performance. His singers ranged from white-haired Mrs. George W. Halliwell, 78, who has sung in every one of the choir's 39 Masses, to gangling Hall Drummond, 17,...

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