What an amazing experience it was to play the piano for the P.E.O. International Convention in Des Moines, Iowa this past September.
The rehearsal with the choir of 275
It was just wonderful having my Chapter BL sisters, Gretchen Jolly and Carolyn Chapman to share this grand occasion. And a very special Thank you to my daughter and P.E.O. sister, Kelsi Kremer, who helped me sell Cds and sheet music and was just over all fantastic!
What a treat to have Jill Kremer be part of our Sisterhood’s 150th celebration! Our Tampa Reciprocity flew her in for our annual Founder’s Day luncheon where she gave us a concert of her original piano works, highlighting each of our seven Founders. She has captured their personalities in these pieces and gave us a little insight into each of these special women who began our extraordinary Sisterhood. May you feel their presence as Jill presents these lovely pieces to those fortunate to be in attendance at this amazing celebration!
Past State President Karen Steward was kind enough to give me a quote, “When I was looking for music for the Convention of Illinois State Chapter in 2012, I ordered the CD “The Piano Solos: A Tribute to P.E.O. Founders” from Jill. She had composed and performed the CD and it was beyond my expectations! I had a hard time deciding which beautiful melody I loved best! I chose to use “Ella Stewart” as a processional and “Suela Pearson Penfield” as a recessional. I still listen to my CD today and it still brings me peace and. Thank you, Jill, for sharing your talents! “
It has been my great pleasure to be in contact with Tammy Laird,
who is the Great Great Granddaughter of Hattie. She received the
Founder’s Sheet Music a number of years ago. Here is what she said,
” I was the pianist for the Kansas State Convention this past June. I shared all seven of the Founders pieces that you had composed. They were very well received…our Sisters loved them!! “
Thank you for the support Tammy!
Looking forward to debuting this new piano solo this weekend!
The Heart, The Gift, The Legacy
January 21st: The Today in New York Celebrating 150 of P.E.O.
January 26th: Founder’s Day Program at the Seattle Yacht Club
May 31st: Washington State Convention in Vancouver, Wa.
September 12th – 14th: P.E.O. Sesquicentennial in Desmoines, IA.
This tiny snippet of a song is quite spacious. I likened this tune to the theme song of Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On”. Enjoy.
This fun little ditty will brighten your day, as the diamonds tend to do!
This lovely maternal melody will provide a wonderful quiet moment in your day.