I recently paid a visit to the Camarillo State Mental Hospital here in
A number of the patients were standing in the courtyard serenading us
with "Ave Maria." They were singing it absolutely beautifully!
Oddly, each of them was hold a red apple in one hand and tapping it
rhythmically with a pencil.
After the performance I approached the conductor.
"I've heard many a great performance in my day but this is the most
beautiful music I've ever heard!"
"Yes," said the conductor, "I'm very proud of them."
"You should take them on tour," I said. "What are they called?"
"Oh," he said, "we call them the Moron Tapanapple Choir."