Dinner Honoring Nancianne Parrella and James Litton
Wallace Hall, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Or you may send your check to: David Enlow, 119 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021
7.30 pm – Dinner
Grilled Boneless Breast of Chicken, Citrus-Dijon
in excess of the cost of the chapter dinner May 12th:
The American Boychoir School
which welcomes many boys to a life of music and learning with need-based scholarships
The Joachim Parrella Memorial Organ Fund
which supports special maintenance of the organ at St Ignatius Loyola,
Harriett Scudder Keator (Mrs. Bruce S. Keator) was the mystery member last month, and there weren't even any attempts at identifying her!
However, according to the two-column notice of her death in the April 1932 issue of The Diapason, she was one of the most prominent women organists in the country, having been one of the founders of the National Association of Organists and serving on its board and as Vice-President.
At the time of her death she was the organist and choir director of St. Andrew's Methodist Church on 76th Street. This church later merged with St. Paul's Methodist Church to become the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul at 86th Street and West End Avenue.
The aforementioned article states that "For a number of years before that [her tenure at St. Andrew's] she was at the Methodist Church in Asbury Park [New Jersey] and in both churches she made the music famous." Born of missionary parents in India, she attended Mount Holyoke College and later studied with Dudley Buck.
. . . who is still very much with us!
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