Philly chorus director dies at 25

Philly chorus director dies at 25


norman lebrecht

April 02, 2020

Forrest Glass, music director at First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Philadelphia, has died after a three-month struggle with cancer. Days before his death he was awarded an honorary degree by Temple University.

‘My goal as a conductor is to bring classical music off its pedestal and into less fortunate but deserving communities. I aim to influence and inspire young people of color in the same way that I was when I was younger,’ he once said.

Choir members converged to sing safely in their cars to his memory.

Rest his soul.



  • Symphony Musician says:

    That is one of the saddest events I’ve heard in this sad period of time.

  • Enrique Sanchez says:

    R I P 🙁