Gliddon presents evening of music in support of education 0
Bill Gliddon welcomes everyone to an evening of music at the St. George's Anglican Church on May 26. The concert was organized by Gliddon, who has been the organist at the church for the past 50 years, in support of the St. George's youth bursary/scholarship fund. The evening included performances by the St. George's choir, the Highlands Brass, Bethany Houghton and Wayne Cooper, amongst others. ANGELICA BLENICH/HALIBURTON COUNTY ECHO/QMI AGENCY
It was a party and all his friends were invited.
On May 26 Bill Gliddon hosted an evening of music at St. George's Anglican Church in support of the church's youth bursary/scholarship fund.
An organist at the church for the past 50 years, Gliddon lined-up some of the Highlands' most talented performers to entertain with opera, classical and contemporary pieces.
"When I look out and see all my friends here I am just thrilled," said Gliddon to a room full of packed pews. "I didn't think anyone would come to a concert like this."
The program included performances from the Highlands Brass, St. George's choir, Glenda Burk, Heritage Ballet, Wayne Cooper and Alex Kocot, among others.
And of course many piano numbers by Gliddon himself.
"I'm going to play a lot of wrong notes you won't be able to count them on your hands and toes," he warned.
But Gliddon didn't follow through on his prediction as he played each piece with ease and perfection.
Concert admission was free with donations being accepted for the scholarship fund.
More than two thousand dollars was raised from the event, according to Gliddon, who was overjoyed with the support and turnout.
"If I had died that night my life would have been fulfilled," Gliddon told the paper in the days following the concert.