Robert Page, 1927–2016

 Robert Page at St. George's Choral Society's 2012 benefit.

Robert Page at St. George's Choral Society's 2012 benefit.

 Artistic Director Matthew Lewis and Robert Page at St. George's Choral Society's 2012 benefit.

Artistic Director Matthew Lewis and Robert Page at St. George's Choral Society's 2012 benefit.

Our Artistic Advisor, Robert Page, died peacefully this past Sunday. He had gone into the hospital about a month ago, and was eventually moved into hospice.

As many of you know, Robert was a great friend and mentor to me. He was very involved in the development and growth of our choir, constantly checking in on our events and progress. I visited him in Pittsburgh several times a year for the past 11 years, working on scores with him, seeking advice for repertoire, and fine tuning my conducting skills. He even came to New York a few years ago to meet with our board and to speak at our spring benefit.

I last saw Robert this past April, for his 89th birthday. He was a tireless, energetic persona choral conductor of great influence in this country.

His obituary was published this morning. 

We will certainly miss this wonderful man and artist, but I am forever grateful for all he did to influence me as a musician.