Born: Montgomery, AL

Classical, Opera NY City Opera Company

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


WINSTON, SHIRLEY RABB

Of Virginia Beach, VA, on January 24, 2002. Former 30-year resident of Washington, D.C., she was born in Evergreen, AL and was an alumna of the American University. She studied at the Washington College of Music and wrote and produced entertainment for the Stage Door Canteen Jr. Hostesses during World War II. She was the youngest member of the Washington Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters. Mrs. Winston sang in Constitution Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, singing major roles in the Metropolitan Touring Company and appearing in "Oklahoma" on Broadway. Funeral services were held earlier in February.

Published in The Washington Post from February 22 to March 1, 2002


Birth: Dec. 27, 1920 Alabama, USA

Death: Jan. 24, 2002 Franklin County North Carolina, USA

Born in Evergreen, Alabama, she was an alumna of American University in Washington, D. C. She was a professional opera singer, and the youngest member of the Washington Chapter of the National Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Miss Winston sang in Constitution Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, singing major roles with the Metropolitan Touring Company and appearing in "Oklahoma" on Broadway. When she retired from her professional career, she accepted a teaching position in music with the University of North Carolina in the early 60's, then she moved to Virginia Beach teaching voice and lecturing.

She was also lecturer for many years on the work of Edgar Cayce and wrote "Music as the Bridge" which discusses music and the arts, and their roles in transforming attitudes and emotions.

She left an endowment in Conservation to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in memory of her father, Robert Alonzo Winston.

Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83702790


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