Spring ’74 Concerts from the Stover Series

by Alden Cole on September 7, 2014 · 0 comments

3.Lamkin:StoverWPAt left a flyer advertising a solo concert by soprano Elizabeth Lamkin February 24, 1974; at right, advertising Harold’s organ concert first played at St. Thomas’ Church, 5th Avenue in Manhattan, on June 23, then again on July 22 at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, London. Below, advertisement for a concert of varied sacred music at Second Church April 1, 1974.

74:4:1VaughnWilliamsWPAt the same time that I was producing these avocational arts, my paying professional life was changing rather dramatically. In late December I had signed up for a January-month-long experiment in Consciousness Raising that rocked my world. By the beginning of February I had consigned my portfolio of fashion illustrations to the incinerator chute, forcing me to look for a ‘regular’ job to support my painting habit. What I found proved to be anything but regular, landing a job as an invoice typist for a small book publisher/
distributor Samuel Weiser Inc. that specialized in books on the occult and oriental philosophy. Miraculously I had walked into a job that would radically alter my world for the better over the next twelve years, and beyond…

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