The Catholic Sentinel reports that Dean Applegate will retire from directing Cantores in Ecclesia after 27 years, but his son will continue what the elder Applegate calls the "the family non-business."
I think I first became aware of him and his group in the fracas referred to as "The Day the Music Died," which, as far as I could see, did nobody any credit.
Ah well, without conflict, we'd have inertia, I suppose.
I do love the idea that liturgical music could be a family trade, something that is passed on.
(In a sense, that is what happened with us, although the Holy Spirit had to have a large hand in the actual transmission...)