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For Welz Kauffman, the president and CEO of Ravinia Festival, “Mass” was a long time coming.
Kauffman had been a fan of recordings of the musical theatre work composed by Leonard Bernstein for “a long, long time,” he said.
But he knew it would be a massive undertaking.
Bernstein’s work was inspired by a Roman Catholic mass, features 275 people on stage and is more than an hour long.