Drs. Luther honored at “Voices Uplifted” concert
March 25, 2014
Drs. David and Sigrid Luther were recognized during the “Voices Uplifted” choral concert Friday when a long-planned plot to honor the duo was revealed by their longtime friend and former colleague Dr. Marcy Froemke ‘72 at the end of the performance.
Dr. Sigrid Luther and Dr. David Luther
after receiving their gifts
Dr. David Luther, affectionately known as “Dr. D” to his students, received a framed keepsake letter from Dan Forrest, one of his favorite composers, “whose works have sold more than a million copies and been sung in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and around the world,” according to the invitation letter. Forrest has been commissioned to compose a choral piece in honor of Dr. David Luther. The anthem’s first performance will be during the Homecoming 2014 celebration on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Rudd Auditorium.
Dr. Sigrid Luther’s face shone in delight and wonder as her gift was unveiled – an original watercolor painting of Rudd Auditorium by artist and personal friend Susan Cassidy Wilhoit (wife of Dr. Mel Wilhoit, with whom the Luthers have served for over 30 years). The painting features the window to the beloved professor’s office as the focal point, and the first signed print will hang in Rudd for years to come, commemorating her service to Bryan College.
Dr. Sigrid Luther stands with
the painting commissioned for her
Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; email@example.com.