On Saturday, March 10, 2012, more than 2,000 people filled the Cathedral nave to hear the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls perform a concert featuring Mozart’s enigmatic and beautiful Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) under the baton of Canon Michael McCarthy. This large-scale work (Mozart’s last, left unfinished at his death) took up the second half of the program. In its first half, the girls choir and a number of its alumnae who have since become professional musicians performed favorite pieces from their repertoire.

The concert honored the fifteenth anniversary of the establishment of a girls chorister program at the Cathedral thanks to the generosity and foresight of Isabelle Scott, long known to the girl choristers only as their “angel,” who died last fall at the age of 69.