Thank you Bobby. i have always loved and have been thrilled by the fact that Gounod and Bach were born in different times and different places, and yet their music flowed so flawlessly and beautifully together. I believe with all my heart that there is an unseen hand that guided Gounod to place The Ave on top of Bach's Prelude. The audience participation created a special moment in time when they too could be a part of this beautiful musical encounter.
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