Homecoming 2013 saw 55 excited former Gloria Choir members reunite for fellowship, rehearsal, and two performances. Led by Lynn Conover and former assistant director, Dr. Dinelle Frankland, the choir resurfaced stirring memories of Gloria Choir performances between 1965 and 1984. Gloria Choir was founded and directed by Marie I. Graham in 1965, and other directors followed including Richard Hargrove, Neil Norheim, and Thomas Myers. Neil and Tom were also in attendance as Dr. Dinelle Frankland directed their “hallmark” number, “Anthem for Spring” from Cavalleria Rusticana, resulting in a spontaneous standing ovation. Already, Gloria Choir alumni are eager to schedule another reunion.
November 7, 2013