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NEWS MISSED THE REAL STORY WHEN COVERING CHORUS PROTEST

The article on the performance, "Glorious Jazz, Gospel and Sacred Music," was very disappointing. By focusing on the protesters, The News ignored the hundreds of people crowded into Blessed Trinity Catholic Church for the concert. All the pews from the front row to the choir loft were packed as churches are only at Easter and Christmas. There were priests, sisters, laity and people who had never set foot in a Catholic church before, all gathered to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity and to renovate the stunning religious landmark that is Blessed Trinity Church.

The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus and the Choir of the Unitarian-Universalist Church filled the air with praise of God and his creation. As the Gay Men's Chorus serenaded the crowd and the building with the language of the original congregation of Blessed Trinity, German, the peeling paint of this aged structure looked new again and the faces of the saints glowed with life. This beautiful music within this glorious structure and the thousands of dollars generated to preserve this sacred home and to create new homes for others was the real story, a story of hope not just for Blessed Trinity, but for Buffalo.

Rosaleen B. Rauch

Amherst