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In Memory

Robert Rooks

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12/27/14 02:12 PM #1    

John Clegg (1972)

Robert Rooks was ABSOLUTELY instrumental in giving us Madrigals from '69-'72 a lifelong love of music, of performing music, of perfection of pitch, of the pure joy of singing. He provided so many opportunities for us including being the first student performance ever in what was then the New Concert Hall at the recently opened Kennedy Center.  I hope more of my Mad buds from those years post that truth here. My late twin Peter, who trained at Julliard and was an opera singer and I always agreed how much Rooks gave to us.  from those Mads I've stayed in touch with, we all remember much of our harmonies to the modern, classical and Renaissance repertoire he gave us. 1 of a kind HS teacher!

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