Dear singers past and present,
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of our beloved founder Dr. Glenn Soellner. He had spent his last weeks at the Baptist Retirement Center in Glenville; his daughter Elaine informed me today that he passed on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
You can read the obituary here.
Please note that there will be a service of memory and celebration of his life on Saturday, January 14 at 12:00 at the Emmanuel Friedens Church at 218 Nott Terrace in Schenectady.
We are all indebted to Glenn for his vision in forming and nurturing Burnt Hills Oratorio Society: personally, he was one of the first directors in this area to hire me as a soloist, thus setting me on a course to be an eventual successor. His solid musicianship and delightful sense of humor set the tone for who we are today, and intend to remain for many years to come.
I invite you to attend the service on the 14th, which is the first Saturday after our first Elijah rehearsal. Both his son and I will be singing selections from Elijah.