This is what happens when the Jane Froman Singers from Columbia College in Columbia Missouri, become inspired by the beauty of Italy. A spontaneous performance inside The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore Florence, Italy.
Valerie with two of the Jane Froman Singers Valerie Lemon did her popular show, "The Jane Froman Songbook," the personal tribute to Jane that has been presented in New York for the last two years, but this time featuring the famous Jane Froman Singers under Nollie Moore's direction. Her accompanists were a pianist and bass player. Valerie added "St. Louis Blues" for the Missouri audience. It was quite moving, and this audience loved it. Lots of eyes were moist.
After another two hour nap on the bus back to Florence our day ended with a full concert at Chiesa Santa Maria de Ricci. I knew that the concert would be something special when during the warm-up several of the singers were in tears. The accoustics of the space allowed for an intimate concert with perfect sound. We sang to a packed house who enthusiastically recieved us with bravos and a standing ovation. Truly one of the most magical music moments of my life.
Instructor of Music Nollie Moore and the Jane Froman Singers touched down in Vienna last Sunday, baroque capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They have also toured the hidden gem of Graz and are this weekend in glittering Salzburg, backdrop for The Sound of Music.
Chae Lan Lee Lee's English is superb and modulated by a ready laugh, a constant smile and a firm timbre. Lee, a soprano studying under Columbia College music maestro Nollie Moore, is also a member of the college's Jane Froman Singers. She is the 2010-11 recipient of the Jane Froman Smith Memorial Scholarship, presented annually to one outstanding music student. http://spotlight.ccis.edu/2010/11/home-is-where-music-is-chae-lan-lee.html#
Jane Froman Singers Singing in St. Peter's Basilica Music Celebrations International Choir Tour Highlights from 2011. Jane Froman Singers in St. Peter's Basilica, March, 26, 2011. Music Celebrations International Choir Tour Highlights from 2011. Jane Froman Singers in St. Peter's Basilica, March, 26, 2011.