Member Highlight - Marion Leeds Carroll
This week's News Bulletin features the very talented and courageous Marion Leeds Carroll
Singer, G & S enthusiast, opera director, writer for "The Trumpet
Bray" and webdesigner for several New England music sites, Marion
has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for the past 15 years.
very openly shares with us her
story and the challenges that living and singing with MS bestow.
Marion Leeds Carroll holds degrees from Barnard College and The Mannes College of Music.
has performed and directed opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, Shakespeare, concerts and religious services in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and elsewhere. (Her performance and directorial resumes are available at http://leedscarroll.com/resumes/performance.html and http://leedscarroll.com/resumes/direction.html )
Shortly after moving to Massachusetts in 1986, Marion became the editor of the New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society's newsletter, "The Trumpet Bray" (for which she also maintains the web site,
http://www.negass.org/Bray/Trumpet_Bray.html) which includes a comprehensive calendar of G & S events around New England
She is also the founder of "Living Room Opera," a community-based opera workshop
http://leedscarroll.com/Workshop.shtml which is currently in hybernation. (Music directors and producers interested in helping to bring this workshop back to life are urged to contact Marion!)
Marion, whose day job is "Web Assistant" to the MIT Libraries http://libraries.mit.edu/, is also the webmistress for Longwood Opera
http://home.earthlink.net/~brumit/index.html among other sites.
, you have so many talents!
LS: Thank you, again, Marion
, for your courage and honesty.
We so appreciate the effort you've put into our singing community, your life, and this article.
May your greatness continue to shine above the physical limitations of MS. Please keep us posted on the Boston Cure project
as well as any other benefits to which we can lend support.
For More information about Marion Leeds Carroll
or to join her
Boston Cure benefit concert: firstname.lastname@example.org