Meet a Chorister -
Diane & Jim Fuhrer (alto and bass)
Music history: Love, romance, family, and music are all intertwined in Jim and Diane’s life. They first saw each other when they sang in a Princeton/Bryn Mawr combined glee club concert; the rest – 66 years of marriage – is history. Jim sang in a chorus for several years with his father, and he and his four sons sang at Jim’s father’s second wedding, where Jim did double-duty as best man.
Advantages to singing as a couple? They share the driving: 120 miles round trip to rehearsals.
Disadvantages? Jim says Diane knows her music better than he does; Diane says Jim has a better sense of pitch – he tells Diane if she’s flat – which, she says, is helpful.
Fondest GCS memory: Jim and Diane have loved singing in GCS concerts in Westminster Abbey, Chartres, Prague, Vienna, and St. Mark’s in Venice. But their fondest memory took place on the Paris Metro on the way to singing High Mass at Notre Dame. A guitarist in the Metro car was playing “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” and Jim, Diane, and several other GCS singers, all dressed in formal concert gear, sang along in harmony to the amusement of the Parisians.