WELCOME TO

joy is in the air

The St. Louis Children's Choirs

Spring Family & Friends Concert

Friday, March 19 @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, March 21 @ 10:00 PM
Barbara Berner, Artistic Director
With gratitude to Centene, presenting sponsor of The St. Louis Children's Choirs 2020-2021 concert series.
Dear Friends,

Welcome to our concert presentation of Joy is in the Air!

It is our privilege to share with you the sound of 300 young voices singing with heartfelt gratitude to you for your support of their work.

A commitment to excellence, to singing from the heart, and to sharing the beauty of music is a powerful force for good that brings healing to our world. Love and harmony are a strong antidote to the challenges or difficulties we may face. We hope you’ll sit back and let this beautiful music surround you with happiness, peace, and joy.

Thank you for being part of our worldwide audience. We are so pleased to present our Family and Friends Concert to you and hope you enjoy every note!

With joy-filled thanks,
Barbara Signature
Barbara Berner, Artistic Director

acknowledgements

To reveal names, click titles below.

Board of Directors
Fred Kostecki, President
Chris Koo, Vice-President
Emma Baylis
Barbara Berner
Kathy Lawton Brown
Michael Case
Suzanne Galvin
Charles T. Gooden
Megan Kiley
Amy Kramer
David Levin
Libby McCandless
Robyn Pikey
Katie Schwaneke
Dave Shuey
Robert Steen
Maryann Vognild
Donna Zoeller
Administrative staff
Barbara Berner, Artistic Director
Pamela Jones, Chief Operating Officer
Dan Mayo, Managing Director of Artistic Administration
Thalia Dimitriou, Administrative Specialist
Gina Bauman, Accountant
Diana Vazquez, Specialist Assistant
artistic staff

Directors

Barbara Berner, Artistic Director
Adrienne Broyles
Belinda Burnworth
Whitney Cairns
Maria A. Ellis
Dr. John McDonald
Lauren Romano
Emily Pikaard

Accompanists

Billie Derham
Michael Frazier
Sarah Gallaher McGuirk
Linda Radick
Katie Beth Smith

Ensemble Assistants

Evan Adams
Nick Bashaw
Kelly Beekman
Jill Clark
Zoey Fleisher
Mollie Garrett
Jennifer Gorka
Michael Herron
Veronica Jones
Olivia Leek
Alexandria Stewart
Hannah Von Hoffer

The St. Louis Children's Choirs wishes to thank Pastor Kevin Cameron, the congregation, and the staff of Parkway United Church of Christ for the generous use of their beautiful sanctuary. Peace!

Thank you to John, Gregg, and the entire production team at SWITCH!

Thanks to our web designer and photographer Hallie Jones!

Joy is in the Air Concert Program

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Chorale
Whitney Cairns,
Director
Linda Radick, Accompanist

Danza, Danza (see translation)
Francesco Durante, arr. Audrey Snyder
Danza, Danza— Italian

Danza, danza, fanciulla,
Dance, dance, young maiden
Al mio cantar
To my song
Danza, danza, fanciulla gentile,
Dance, dance, gentile young maiden
Al mio cantar
To my song
Gira leggera, sottile al suono,
Turn lightly, and softly to the sound
Al suono dell’onde del mar
To the sound of the sea
Senti il vago rumore
Listen, do you hear the soft sound
Dell’aura scherzosa
Of the teasing wind
Che parla al core
That talks to the heart
Con languido suon
With languid tone,
E che invita a danzar
And invites to dance
Senza posa, senza posa,

Without pause, without pause.
Che invita a danzar.
That invites to dance

Oceans and Stars (see lyrics)
Amy Bernon

Friend, what will you see
On your long journey?
What will you see?

River. What adventures do you seek
On your swift travels to the ocean deep?
What do you expect to find
So far away from home?

Friend, I’ll miss you.
Promise you won’t be gone long.
River, on your way,
Sing out your greatest song!
I’ll be here upon the shore,
Waiting for your safe return.

Live, you will live,
Grow, you will grow,
You’ll sing, you will flow.

Friends and rivers
Go where they must go,
Leaving us waiting.
And when they return,
They tell us stories,
Stories of oceans and stars.

A Symphony of the Heart (see lyrics)
Rollo Dilworth

In my heart I can hear it.
Hear it.
I hear a symphony.
All of the instruments
Are playing the same song.
As different as they may be,
They all work together in harmony.
Imagine the world as a symphony.

In my eyes I can see it.
See it.
In my soul I can feel it.
Feel it.
In my heart I can hear it.
Hear it.
I hear a symphony! Oh!

All of the instruments
Are playing the same song.
As different as they may be,
They all work together in harmony.
Imagine the world as a symphony. 

I hear the bows as they play across the strings,
The woodwinds and the brass as they all begin to sing.
I hear the percussion with a rhythm for me,
It’s a message of unity.
Over and over and over and over and over and over again
I hear it.

Children's Choir 1a
Lauren Romano,
Director
Michael Frazier, Accompanist

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (to the tune of “Ode to Joy”) (see lyrics)
Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Michael Frazier

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
Praising thee, their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround thee,
Earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around thee,
Center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Blooming meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Wellspring of the joy of living,
Ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother,
All who live in love are thine;
Teach us how to love each other,
Lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the mighty chorus,
Which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us,
Human love, God’s holy plan.
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music lifts us sunward
In the triumph song of life.

The Gift to be Simple (see lyrics)
American Folk Song, arr. Dale Wood

It’s a gift to be simple,
It’s a gift to be kind,
It’s a gift to smile and to share a happy mind.
It’s a gift from the Father when we go on our way
With a joyful song at the start of the day.

But the gift to be simple and the gift to be kind
Are the gifts which only a very few will find.
Yet these gifts from the Father
Can be found ev’ry day
If we look to Him and His will we obey

Love, love!It’s a gift to be kind.
It’s a gift when we smile,
When we share a happy mind.
Love, love!We go on our way
With a joyful song at the start of the day

Love, love!
We go on our way with a joyful heart
At the close of the day.

Tutira Mai (We Stand As One) (see translation)
Traditional Maori Folk Song, arr. Henry Leck and Martin Ellis
Tutira Mai (We Stand As One)— Maori

Tutira mai nga iwi
The people are standing in rows
Tatou tatou e
All of us
Whaia te maramatanga
Seek after knowledge
Me te aroha e nga iwi
And fellowship all people
Kia ka tapatahi
Think as one
Tatou tatou e
All of us

Choristers
Emily Pikaard,
Director
Billie Derham and Sarah Gallaher McGuirk, Accompanists

We Shall Overcome (see lyrics)
Trad. Spiritual, arr. Emily Pikaard

We shall overcome, we shall overcome.
We shall overcome some day.
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.

We’ll walk hand in hand,
we’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand someday.
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
We’ll walk hand in hand someday.

We shall live in peace,
we shall live in peace.
We shall live in peace someday.
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
We shall live in peace someday.

We shall overcome,
we shall overcome.
We shall overcome some day.
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.

And This Shall Be For Music (see lyrics)
Victor C. Johnson

I will make you brooches and toys for your delight,
Of birdsong at morning and starshine at night.
I will make a palace fit for you and me,
Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.

And this shall be for music when no one else is near,
The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!
That only I remember, that only you admire,
Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.

I will make a crown for you of roses, pure and white.
And I will sing my song to you beneath the glow of moonlight.

And this shall be for music when no one else is near,
The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!
That only I remember, that only you admire,
Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.
And this shall be for music.

Do Lord (see lyrics)
Trad. Spiritual, arr. Andrea Ramsey

Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me,
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me,
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me,
Way beyond the blue.

I got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,
I got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,
I got a home in glory land that outshines the sun,
Way beyond the blue.

There’s a song I know by heart, you sing it too,
There’s a song I know by heart, you sing it too,
There’s a song I know by heart, you sing it too,
You can sing it too.

It doesn’t matter if times get hard, we’re pushin’ through,
It doesn’t matter if times get hard, we’re pushin’ through,
It doesn’t matter if times get hard, we’re pushin’ through,
We can make it through.

I’m gonna love my enemies and my neighbors too,
I’m gonna love my enemies and my neighbors too,
I’m gonna love my enemies and my neighbors too,
Watch what love can do.

Music Makers
Belinda Burnworth,
Director
Linda Radick, Accompanist

Let Us All Sing (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
Eugene Poddany

Let us all sing! It’s good for almost anything.
It’s good for dusty musty throats to let out gusty lusty notes.
It’s good for people, frogs, and goats to open up and sing.
It’s good for tongues and necks and knees of people, bees, and chimpanzees.
So, if by chance you’re one of these, open up!
Open up and sing! Sing! Sing! It’s good for almost anything!

Vamos Todos Cantemos from “Dos Cancióncitas” (see translation)
Jerry Estes
Vamos Todos Cantemos— Spanish

Vamos todos cantemos, ev’rybody sing, sing, sing!

Never Polka with a Porcupine (see lyrics)
Mark Burrows

Never polka with a porcupine. 
Dancing isn’t part of his design
You can schottisch with a sheep or swing dance with the swine
But never never never
Never polka with a porcupine 

Never polka with a porcupine
Good dance partners aren’t that hard to find
You can salsa with a slug
Just watch out for the slime
But never never never
Never polka with a porcupine

He’s not too fond of dancing
Or other fancy prancing
He’d rather show off his tree climbing skills
Be careful how you treat him 
The next time that you meet him
Because he’s covered head to toe in quills

Never polka with a porcupine
That’s the point where you must draw the line
You can cha-cha with a chimp that swings from vine to vine
But never never never
Never polka with a porcupine – OUCH!

Children's Choir 1VC
Maria A. Ellis,
Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

Over the Rainbow from “The Wizard of Oz” (see lyrics)
Harold Arlen, arr. Audrey Snyder

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away, above the chimney tops,
That’s where you’ll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly,
Birds fly over the rainbow, why the, oh why can’t I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh why can’t I? 

Young Men's Chorus
Dr. John McDonald,
Director
Linda Radick, Accompanist

Sanctus! Sanctus! (see translation)
Christopher T. Wolff, Jr.
Sanctus! Sanctus!— Latin

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Holy, Holy, Holy
Dominus Deus Sabaoth
Lord God of hosts.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Hosanna in the highest.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Hosanna in the highest.

Tell My Father from “The Civil War: An American Musical” (see lyrics)
Caden Pollock, vocal solo
Haydn Jones, violin
Frank Wildhorn, arr. Andrea Ramsey

Tell my father that his son didn’t run or surrender;
That I bore his name with pride, as I tried to remember
You are judged by what you do while passing through.

As I rest ‘neath fields of green, let him lean on my shoulder;
Tell him how I spent my youth so the truth could grow older.
Tell my father when you can I was a man.

Tell him we will meet again where the angels learn to fly;
Tell him we will meet as men for with honor did I die.

Tell him how I wore the Blue proud and true, through the fire.
Tell my father so he’ll know I love him so.

Tell him we will meet again where the angels learn to fly;
Tell him we will meet as men for with honor did I die.

Tell him how I wore the Blue proud and true, like he taught me.
Tell my father not to cry, then say, “goodbye.”

Keep Your Lamps! (see lyrics)
Trad. Spiritual, arr. Victor C. Johnson

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
The time is drawing nigh.

Children, don’t get weary,
Children, don’t get weary,
Children, don’t get weary,
‘Til your work is done.

Soon this journey will be over,
Soon this journey will be over,
Soon this journey will be over,
The time is drawing nigh.

Children's Choir 1b
Adrienne Broyles,
Director
Katie Beth Smith, Accompanist

Singing Alleluia (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
Phillip Hayes, arr. Donald Moore

Singing alleluia
Singing alleluia
Singing love,
Singing joy,
Alleluia

Where Go The Boats? (see lyrics)
Haydn Jones, violin
Roger Sams

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along forever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating,
Where will all come home?

On goes the river,
And out past the mill
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.

Sawubona (see translation)
Dr. Jeffrey Barudin, djembe
James DesJardins
Sawubona— English and Zulu

We see you, yes, we see you. I am because we are.
(a philosophy of connection among human beings)

Look in my eyes and see your reflection
All that we are in joy or tears.
People will walk in different directions,
But now, in this moment,
I meet you here.

On this Earth,
At this time,
In this place,
We arrive.
With one voice, 
With one mind,
With one soul,
Let us live this life.
[Sawubona, Sawubona, yebo, sawubona]

Each of us is all of us.
Ubuntu ubuntu
Join me and share what lifts and delights us.

Speak of the power to understand.
Walk in my life as freedom unites us.
All I can give you is all I am.

I am who I am,
Because you are who you are,
Because of you

Concert Choir
Barbara Berner,
Artistic Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

Hava Nashira (see translation)
Israeli Folk Song, arr. John Leavitt
Hava Nashira— Hebrew

Hava nashira,
Come let us sing, 
Shir Hallelujah.
sing praise to the Lord.

Duet from Cantata No. 9 (see translation)
Johann Sebastian Bach, ed. Doreen Rao
Duet from Cantata No. 9— German

Herr, du siehst statt gutter Werke auf.
See, oh Lord, the good works of my heart.
Des Herzens Glaubens stärke.
My heart rejoices faithfully.
Nur, den Glauben nimmst du an.
See, my faith alone can stand.

Nur der Glaube macht Gerecht, alles andre scheint zu schlecht.
Faith alone to righteousness, it will lead us to the best.
Als das es uns helfen kann.
The lord will attend to us.

Vois Sur Ton Chemin from “Les Choristes” (see translation)
Bruno Coulais
Vois Sur Ton Chemin— French

Vois sur ton chemin
See upon your path
Gamins oubliés égarés
Children lost and forgotten.

Donne leur la main
Take their hands
Pour les mener
To lead them
Vers d'autres lendemains
Toward other tomorrows.

Sens au cœur de la nuit
Feel in the heart of the night
L'onde d'espoir
The wave of hope,
Ardeur de la vie
Ardor of life,
Sentier de gloire
Pathway of glory.

Bonheurs enfantins
Joys of childhood
Trop vite oubliés, effaces
Too quickly forgotten, erased.

Une lumière dorée brille sans fin
A golden light shines steadily
Tout au bout du chemin
At the very end of the path.

Cerf-volant from “Les Choristes” (see translation)
Christophe Barratier and Bruno Coulais
Cerf-volant— French

Cerf-volant
Kite flying,
Volant au vent
Flying in the wind,
Ne t'arrête pas
Do not stop.

Vers la mer
Toward the sea,
Haut dans les airs
High in the air,
Un enfant te voit
A child sees you.

Voyage insolent
Impertinent journey,
Troubles enivrants
Intoxicating tumult,
Amours innocents
Innocent loves
Suivent ta voie
Follow your path
En volant
While flying.

Cerf-volant
Kite flying,
Volant au vent
Flying in the wind,
Ne t'arrête pas
Do not stop.

Vers la mer
Toward the sea,
Haut dans les airs
High in the air,
Un enfant te voit
A child sees you.

Et dans la tourmente
And in the tempest
Tes ailes triomphantes
Your wings triumphant!
N'oublie pas de revenir
Do not forget to return
Vers moi
To me.

FINALE
ALL CHOIRS
Barbara Berner,  Artistic Director
Billie Derham, Accompanist

We Gather Here Together (see lyrics)
16th Century German Chorale, arr. Sean Deibler

We gather here together with joyful heart and mind.
We raise our voices ever our distant souls to bind.
To remember in this moment of friendship, love, and joy,
That music made together may one day heal mankind.

Young Artists by Ensemble

To reveal the names of our singers, click on the photos below.

Music Makers

Gabe
Badoy
Stella
Breen
Alexa
Brinton
Avery
Brunt
Mateo
Carrero Archambault
Finley
Davis
Ameya
Deepu
Madeline
Dickman
Amelie
Ding Bariteau
Sidney
Drones
Kayse
Dublin
Kendall
Heerdegen
Tobias
Kaibel
Quinn
Kiley
Margaret
Kulczycki
Victoria
Leifeld
Nora
Lerch
Aamani
Mallady
Helen
McClure
Lev
Neace
Einstein
Noble
Marian
Ohs
Miriam
Peregrin
Paige
Presnall
Helena
Quila
Inga
Ranheim
Kobe
Schiele
Charlotte
Schiffman
Alex
Schmitt
Cecilia
Schneider
Everly
Schultz
Kaylee
Scott
Johanna
Senzig
Rooney
Shannon
Keziah
Speicher
Leon
Tao
Julia
Terry

Children's Choir 1A

Olivia
Allen
Bryndís
Bryan
Marie
Bush
Evangeline
Cairns
Zoya
Cheema
Sydney
Cothron
Gianna
Easter
Laurel
Francis
Liberty
Goff
Lyana
Harrington
Gabi
Harris
Samina
Hasan
Lillian
Jackson
George
Kaade
Lynn
Kaade
Catherine
Ludwig
Scarlett
Lutz
Vileo
Marquino
Heidi
Ottinger
Reagan
Saur
Layla
Sciaroni
Catherine
Stegman
Chloe
Weems
Phoebe
Wenger-Stickel

Children's Choir 1B

Reagan
Anderson
Elizabeth
Bashirian
Thomas
Bauer
Georgia
Bohlmann
Jackson
Brinton
Kate
Brinton
Juniper
Colbert
Noah
Cox
Faye
Davidson
Emilia
Deetz
Alice
Deffenbaugh
Ella
Dohrman-Weiler
Ellena
Dolezalek
Lucy
Dubose
Betty
Essen
Lily
Friedrich
Oliver
Hagemann
Gregory
Hodes
Noah
Jacobi
Adeline
Lamb
Jonathan
Lehmann
Ryan
Ohs
Jack
Pitlyk
Jude
Williams
Samantha
Wittwer
Derek
Worsena

Children's Choir 1VC

Amariana
Crump
Miles
Duke
Lola
Jolie Hibbler
Mary-Kathryn
Wall
Olivia
Werther-Lev

Chorale

Raina
Bentley
Mallory
Blake
Ruth
Boyle
Samuel
Burgio
Leila
Byers
Taylor
Carr
Mary Anne
Carroll
Grace
Carron
Lilly
Carter
Iyonia
Cherry
Emma
Christiansen
Rosie
Davidson
Lillian
DeGuire
Savanna
Drones
Isabel
Garcia
Marin
Gillespie
Janisbell
Giron
Lisbeth
Giron
Emelia
Golfo
Maria
Golfo
Lucy
Grimmer
Jordan
Haller
Sumaira
Hasan
Elspeth
Herrmann
Dezi
Ingles-Head
Kennedy
Ituen
Veronica
Jakul-Potter
Madison
Jones
Michael
Kamau Watson
Molly
Kiley
Adia
Kohles
Phoebe
La Beau
Aria
Langley
Addison
Lee
Elizabeth
Lehmann
Sophie
Leicht
Mia
Li
Liliana
Lozano
Valyn
Lutz
Hannah
Maina
Ella
Maliszewski
Nicole
Miranda-Hernandez
Sritha
Rathikindi
Grayson
Ritson
Ainsley
Rosas
Nora
Seeley
Lily
Shah
Matilda
Simmons
Elara
Stewart
Lucy
Terry
Ava
Thoopul
Isabella
Tonn
Isabella
Trippeer
Zarah
Vaughn
Collin
Walker
David
Wharton
Serenity
Xu

Choristers

Aiyla
Ahmad
Sonia
Archambault
Celie
Arnett
Kristina
Boniface
Juliette
Bousquet
Charlotte
Bowers
Liliana
Boyd
Elise
Boyet
Maeve
Burbee
Gabriella
Campanella
Delaney
Caron
Gabriella
Carvajal
Mira
Chib
Ginger
Cox
Daya
Deepu
Josephine
Duke
Emilija
Eskra
Quanita
Evans
Barbara
Ewing
Adele
Finney
Jayla
Freeman
Sabrina
Fritts
Lily
Gage
Katie
Garrett
Ava
Griswold
Mollie
Grove
Sophie
Hagemann
Safiya
Hasan
Arihanna
Heitert
Sarah
Herzog
Catherine
Hodes
Aria
Jones
Callie
Kaplan
Julia
Kean
Cate
Kiley
Jane
Kramer
Asha
Krishnasamy
Henry
Krussel
Alexa
Kummant
Allie
Lappin
Lydia
Lehmann
Kimberly
Mathews
Macy
Moeckel
Johnna
Opheim
Tatiana
Petroni
Isabel
Pulley
Kajsa
Recks
Declan
Ryan
Evelyn
Seeley
Eleonora
Slabun
Cassie
Smith
Amelia
Spencer
Lauren
Suthers
Owen
Triller
Emma
Wells
Avery
White
Haven
White
Esme
Wickes
Alexis
Willeke
Elizabeth
Woelich

Concert Choir

Esther
Appelstein
Varsha
Arun
Margaret
Beekman
Abigail
Bennett
Camryn
Bland
Katharina
Bode
Naomi
Bowers
Sophia
Boyd
Chloe
Bryan
Braden
Buehrle
Lilly
Byers
Maeta
Christian
Corinne
Colvin
Stella
Cordes
Anneliese
Dace
Jessica
DeMoor
Sruthi
Dommaraju
Fiona
Flynn
Katie
Furby
Ava
Giles
Maya
Goldwasser
Constansa
Herrmann
Mathias
Herrmann
Tobias
Herrmann
Margaret
Hodes
Caroline
Hopkins
Mira
Iyer
Alizeh
Jawaid
Christine
Jourdain
Maggie
Kiley
Savannah
King
Josie
Kopff
Yara
Levin
Alyssa
Linneman
Zoe
Lloyd
Sarah
Logan
Ria
Mirchandani
Alexia
Nastasia
Emma
Neeter
Liesl
Nowak
Cate
Ohs
Evelyn
Ohs
Emma
Page
Aarti
Palaniappan
Sophia
Panasci
Sonali
Paranjothi
Natalia
Parr
Rachel
Phillips
Cherry
Qiu
Arya
Ramakrishnan
Katherine
Rein
Rossana
Rojas
Madelyn
Sanderson
Alexis
Spittal
Charlie
Staley-Brain
Olivia
Sulkin
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In memory of key:

^Marylou Elizabeth Burkhalter

+Diane Finley

*Jacqueline "Nana" Mather

◇Anne Steen

In honor of:

~Deborah Grossman

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