In our sixth week of isolation the following deaths were recorded in the music community:
55 Philadelphia Orchestra legend Alan Abel
56 Metropolitan Opera finalist and world opera singer Gurcell Henry
57 Joseph Feingold, who gave a violin to a Bronx kid and was co-star of “Joe’s Violin”
58 Stanley L. Morse, music director at Trinity Gospel Temple, Canton, Philadelphia.
59 NY organist and music teacher Donald J. Sorel
60 Oberlin College dean David S. Boe
61 Lorna Breen, ER doctor and cellist
62 Opera conductor Baldo Podic
63 Yale organist Charles Krigbaum
64 Choral conductor Stanley Curtis
65 Singer-songwriter Óscar Chávez
66 Ballets Russes dancer and choraographer Ilona Murai
67 Mediterranean concert organiser Richard Coram
This was week 1.
The number of fatalities in the music community has held steady at 10-15 a week throughout the pandemic so far.