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.
Memories of Betty Pigford, longtime BCCO alto, board member, and force of nature.
Liz Raymer said: “I sing because it gives me incredible joy.” For more than 20 years, singing with Liz Raymer brought many of us in the chorus joy.
Prokofiev’s Nevsky cantata expresses in music and text the Russians’ attachment to its country’s rivers as well as its lakes as markers of history and cultural identity.
Please share your reflections, stories, photos about Bill Beahrs to create a community tribute to our long-time singing friend.