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Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years
Paul Salamunovich dies at 86; led L.A. Master Chorale for 10 years

Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood. But it was his experience with choral music as a Southern California teenager that provided the underpinning for nearly everything he did over the next six-plus decades, including his role in shaping the Los Angeles Master Chorale into one of the world's finest choirs. "One of the joys [in life] is sharing what you know, whether from the stage or the classroom," said the Grammy-nominated conductor. "I had such overwhelming...

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