He's one of classical music’s most important composers - and on the eve of his 80th birthday, we got to ask him what he thinks about the state of classical music in 2016.
Like the beginning of a joke, but better: two top-flight choirs walked into a bar, and belted out this classic Ave Maria.
Male vocal ensembles Chanticleer and Cantus were both passing through Virginia and decided to meet up.
Of course, you can’t have these two ensembles meeting up and NOT have them sing a little something together, can you? Before long, they were belting out a gorgeous rendition of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria.
Oh, to be a barfly on that night…
And here’s a lovely photo of them all, presumably after drink had been taken: