One year after the death of esteemed mezzo-soprano and UWindsor voice instructor Catherine McKeever, her colleagues, friends and former students will mount a concert in her memory.
The “Catherine McKeever Memorial Concert,” Saturday, October 12, at Glenwood United Church, will raise money to fund a scholarship in her name. Admission is by donation.
The evening includes performances by Peggy Dwyer, Lesley Andrew, and Elspeth Maynard, along with McKeever’s former students and UWindsor music grads Naomi Eberhart, Jackie Robitaille, Jenna Aitken, Melaina Bester, Kaitlyn Clifford, Amelia Daigle, Brianna DeSantis, Lauren Elliott, Alyssa Epp, Sara Fontaine, Adam Iannetta, Kaitlyn Kelly, Maria Kelly and Katie Reynolds.
Three of McKeever’s colleagues, pianists Yvonne Quinn, Anna Zaidman and professor emeritus David Palmer, will accompany the singers.
McKeever, a UWindsor alumna herself (BMus 1994), enjoyed a varied career performing an impressive vocal repertory that included a wide variety of oratorio and concert repertoire, as well as an array of operatic roles. She balanced a busy performing career with teaching as a member of the faculty of the University of Windsor School of Music and at her private voice studio.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Glenwood United Church is located at 1825 Grand Marais Road West. Read Catherine McKeever remembered in song by Windsor Star arts reporter Ted Shaw.