When BCCO sang the Requiem in Arlene Sagan’s last semester, my husband wrote this Appreciation of one of favorite pieces by his favorite composer.
In 1897, my grandmother, Charlotte Demuth Williams, a seventeen-year-old young woman from a small town in Ohio, who had not begun her study of violin until she was twelve, was given the singular honor of playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the 50th anniversary celebration of the composer’s death.
Singing my way through grief.
Is Arlene Sagan the same conductor who transported me that December of 1981?
Why Singing in a Chorus is so much more than just singing…