Chorister love expressed in illuminated calligraphy

“To make the journey to Buffalo and Cleveland a success musically it was necessary for the chorus to be relieved from the countless worries usually inseparable from the luxury of travel. It was necessary for some one to assume two hundred burdens.” Excerpted from a lavish thank-you letter of illuminated calligraphy presented by the Choir in February 1910 to their Choir President G. H. Parkes.