Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, January 25, 2013

St. Mary's Choir

This photo of the 1900 St. Mary's Choir comes courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Centennial Celebration booklet of 1967.  

Since some of the choir members in this photo were still alive in that centennial year, some were solicited for their memories.  Miss Delia Planner, in the first row, remembered that every summer, the choir was treated to a day long outing at Smith Park.  Each member brought their own lunch.  Miss Planner also stated that her father had been the original organist at St. Mary's in 1867.  Miss Elizabeth Marx succeeded her father as organist and served from 1887 to 1903. 

Of such people, a parish was comprised- people working together to give a distinctive voice to the community.  And in the choir's case, a melodious one, we suspect. 

1 comment:

  1. I attened the funeral of Helen Tuttle at St Joh's. Ms Spiebauer was a superb soloist.
    I want to complement her on her nice voice and its tremelo.

    Fr Timion, Capuchin