Music: Finn's Jennies

Music is an old, sweet story to nuns of the Roman Catholic Church. For some eighteen centuries they have been chanting matins and vespers in their convent chapels. Last week, in Chicago's austere Orchestra Hall, a choir of 80 nuns sang on a public stage, for the first time in history.

The daring idea was a man's—husky, grey-haired Father William J. Finn (TIME, July 24), onetime choirmaster of Manhattan's Church of St. Paul the Apostle, who trained and directed his singers as a "demonstration" in his lifelong fight to revive Renaissance music. Irreverent observers...

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