I've had the opportunity to sing with choirs through college and after. It still amazes me when I think of the repertoire we sang in Concert Choir. We were singing motets and masses, major works (Carmina Burana!!) and madrigal pieces...all while sitting in quartets! I've talked to other directors about sitting that way, and they all scoff and say "I wish...".
I don't think I fully appreciated what Dick brought to AHS and the community.
I smile when I think of his directing style. Small hand gestures...leaning in and out...shhh with his face...
Conduct that Choir Triumphant Dick! Then have a beer and a smoke.