The Vassar College Choir, under the direction James Armstrong and accompanied by vocalists Carol Wilson, Rose Marie Freni-Pallo, John Davis, Andrew Wentzel and members of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, performed Mozart’s Requiem in Skinner hall.  Reviewing the concert in The Miscellany News, Charles Billings '83, noting its "daring" relative brevity ("This work lasts well under an hour") and recent deficiencies in Vassar choral music, declared "Mr. Armstrong raised an inspiring phoenix for a rapt audience.... The choir performed with verve and polish, emotion was controlled and diction was sharp and precise.... The effect of the youthful chorus singing about death was somewhat ironic and otherworldly."