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As the nation mourned in the days following the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, city of Oshkosh government leaders worked on coordinating a memorial program. The choir and orchestra from the then-Wisconsin State College – Oshkosh were requested to perform Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, a challenging piece of music the groups had performed as part of a campus concert only a week before the assassination.

The additional performance was held on Monday Nov. 25, 1963, in Oshkosh High School’s civic auditorium, according to local newspaper reports.

This is the recording of the performance of “Communion” from the Requiem that day, conducted by Dr. Stanley Linton of the institution’s faculty:

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