Vintage Voices: The Dominant Ninth Choral Society

October 8, 2021 | 1,873 views |

Held at the Alton Cemetery, the annual Vintage Voices Tour offers attendees a look into Alton's past with authentically dressed actors portraying historical figures and telling their stories. In this excerpt, we discover the beginnings of The Dominant Ninth Choral Society.

Mrs. Charles B. (Cora) Rohland was founder and director of the Dominant Ninth Choral Society, which won national recognition under her guidance.  As a teacher, she left her impression on many students who continued in the field of music.  At the time of her death, the music section of the Hayner Memorial Library was largely made up of choice and useful books carefully selected by her. 

Cora D. Rohland - Portrayed by Susan Parton Stanard


Dominant Ninth Choral Society - Charter Members


Miss Lizzie Biggins – Portrayed by Julie McPike

Miss Nellie Biggins - Portrayed by Lori MeCaskey

Mrs. Alice Holt Palmer - Portrayed by Diana Kay

Miss Hallie Wade Duncan - Portrayed by Gail Drillinger

Miss Gertrude McKinney - Portrayed by Melinda Bock

Miss Minnie M. Boals - Portrayed by Connie Abraham

Miss Mamie D. Biggins - Portrayed by Missy Chapman

Miss Lillian Graham - Portrayed by Robyn Brandon

Mrs. John Leverett - Portrayed by Barb Jutting

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