Anniversary Concert Performed by Beloved Musicians of St. Jerome
Lawrence and Julia Wallace delighted parishioners, family and friends who came to St. Jerome Church on Friday, August 19, by performing their first annual Anniversary Concert. The couple were married at St. Jerome in August 2016 and returned to present an evening of music as a history of song. The performance opened with a twelfth century troubadour melody and progressed through folk, liturgical, operatic, theater and popular genres. Julia, St. Jerome’s current music director, demonstrated her remarkable vocal skills, often complimenting her song with her own accompaniment on the autoharp, guitar or tin whistle. Julia holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Marietta College and this month begins pursuing a masters in music education at Case Western Reserve University. Lawrence, former St. Jerome music director and present music director at St. Luke’s Church in Lakewood, performed brilliantly on the piano, organ and vocally. Lawrence, a graduate of both American Boys Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey, and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, in addition to work in the Church, also is involved in theater productions. The St. Jerome school and congregation are positively grateful for the presence and talents of Julia and Lawrence Wallace at our parish.