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A PERSONAL PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
FOR
THE APOLLO CHOIR BOYS

We bow in humility and gratitude

- for the gifts of nature which surround us in great abundance
- for the spark of youth which shines so brightly in this group
- for the genius of man which is evidenced in the music they sing
- for the friendship and love which is shared so freely.

So be it all mankind!

COLEMAN COOPER

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PREFACE

As the Artist/Educator/Philanthropist that he was, Coleman Cooper, in his moment of inspiration envisioned the attributes of Apollo, the Greek Sun-God of Beauty, Love, Music and Medicine, visiting them upon his group by the selection of such a name. Mr. Cooper's unique venture would become for all an Orpheusian Journey of the Soul.

With his promising aggregation of future men, he shaped a miniature civilization in harmony with self: wise in its awareness of creativity and judicious in the economic use of time. His pupils learned from this life-experience the laws, dynamics and balances of enriched living. He saw the "Sun of Love" fly bright-winged across the face of America and, surpassing all others, become a symbol of beautiful singing and an embodiment of those innate qualities which are the products of intelligence, inspiration and industry.

What sound, what music, what ethereal beauty - that brings such resonance to living!!!

Excerpt from ASPECTS OF BOY CHOIR
Copyright 1984 by George Bragg

Apollo Main

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