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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014

Remembering Charlotte Lamb

By Pamela Fishel | Mar 20, 2014

To the editor:

“What do you get when you reunite a choir, whose members are over 50? Sight-reading of the music because you can’t remember the arrangements,” quipped Jim Edgeton.

That is what happened on Monday night as the Fairfield Community Chorus met for the first time in over a decade. The rehearsal was for the memorial service of their late director Charlotte Lamb. A few younger singers joined in to replace the voices now silent.

There was some discussion of reviving the Christmas sweater theme or sticking to the black and white dress code that Charlotte preferred.

There was also shuffling of parts as one first soprano said, “I’m switching to second soprano on that section. I just can’t go as high as I used to.” Midway through rehearsal, one bass actually got up and moved to sit by the baritones!

You rarely hear eight-part harmony anymore and are given even less opportunities to sing it. The memories are precious and the contribution Charlotte Lamb gave to the community through her music was priceless.

 

– Pamela Fishel, Fairfield

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