Letter: Crouch End chorus funding

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Sir: Thank you for giving such magnificent coverage (11 June) to Festival Chorus' recent success in the American Charts with its album Cinema Choral Classics.

Lest your readers think otherwise, let me make it clear that in the true spirit of amateur music-making, members of the chorus donate their time entirely without charge and did not "receive session fees of pounds 9,000 between them". These fees, after payment of expenses, go straight into choir funds, as is proper for a registered charity, and support our educational aims as realised in our adventurous programming. This includes the commission and performance of works by both established writers and those at the start of their careers.

JOHN GREGSON

Chair, Festival Chorus

London N8

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