Dear editor,

Having conducted the Hesper Christmas Cantatas for 51 years, and with much prayerful thought, we have decided we can no longer produce these Christmas events.

Special thanks to all those who have given of their talents as musicians over the years and thanks also to the many attenders who have supported our presentations.

We are grateful for the wonderful memories we have of times shared with so many friends, evidence that music binds us together in ways nothing else can.

Marvin Cooper, director,

Decorah