On Sunday, May 11, 2008, the singers were to warm up at 1:30 pm for the Brahms Requiem. All took their places on the risers, but one person was missing in the second row of the sopranos. Sister Maria Visse, sister of Loretto, was also a labor and delivery nurse at Holy Cross Hospital. She arrived about half-hour late, having delivered a new baby girl. Life and death together!