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Brahms’s ‘German Requiem’ heads a musical parade

The Choral Art Society of the South Shore was well into rehearsals for Brahms’s “A German Requiem” when the bombs went off near the Boston Marathon finish line. Choral director Danica Buckley felt Brahms’s music was the best medicine for healing and helped organize a combined-chorus performance of the work at MIT that drew singers from 35 choruses.

“I thought we — as in many — have to sing this work this weekend,” Buckley said. “For healing, for hope.”

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