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Jewish Male Choir of London May Visit USSR

A Jewish impresario, Victor Hochhauser, said here today that he hoped to arrange a visit to the Soviet Union by the well-known Jewish Male Voice Choir of London. Plans are still tentative, he said, but he has received “an encouraging reply” from the Soviet Ministry of Culture for a tour next year. Hochhauser said he opposed demonstrations against artists because they are “quite useless, counterproductive and positively harmful.” He pointed out that many of the Russian musicians who have visited Britain are Jewish and that he had in the past sent British Jewish artists to the USSR. “Music, at least, provides an endeavor where there is some common ground,” Hochhauser commented, Asked if all 45 members of the London choir welcomed a Russian tour, the impresario said he assumed they were “in harmony.”

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