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Fifth Avenue Famous

Price: $29.95
Item Number: 978-0-8232-3187-4

Fifth Avenue Famous - The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral by Salvatore Basile.  Hardcover, 354pgs

Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the Cathedral Choir has been considered the gold standard of liturgical music - an example of artistic excellence that has garnered worldwide renown.  Yet behind this stately facade lies an intriguing mix of New York history, star secrets, and high-level office politics that has made the choir not only a source of prime musical entertainment but also fodder for tabloids and periodicals across the nation.  In this unique and engaging book, readers are treated to a treasure trove of vibrant characters, from opera stars from around the world to the thousands of volunteer singers who brought their own hopes and dreams - and widely varying musical abilities - to the fabled choir.