On June 11, the Cascade Chorus honored the memory of Ralph Gazeley, a long- time member at his memorial service. He had not sung with us for the past several years due to declining health. At his request from several years ago, we sang the Lord’s Prayer and The Irish Blessing.
Ralph was responsible for starting three new Barbershop Harmony Society choruses in Oregon, two of which are still going strong. Members from the Coos Bay chapter and former Corvallis chapter joined Cascade as we bid Ralph farewell. We will miss him now but know that we will meet him again.