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Held at the Alton Cemetery, the annual Vintage Voices Tour offers attendees a look into Alton's past with authentically dressed actors portraying historical figures and telling their stories. In this excerpt, we discover the beginnings of The Dominant Ninth Choral Society.
Mrs. Charles B. (Cora) Rohland was founder and director of the Dominant Ninth Choral Society, which won national recognition under her guidance. As a teacher, she left her impression on many students who continued in the field of music. At the time of her death, the music section of the Hayner Memorial Library was largely made up of choice and useful books carefully selected by her.
Cora D. Rohland - Portrayed by Susan Parton Stanard
Dominant Ninth Choral Society - Charter Members
Miss Lizzie Biggins – Portrayed by Julie McPike
Miss Nellie Biggins - Portrayed by Lori MeCaskey
Mrs. Alice Holt Palmer - Portrayed by Diana Kay
Miss Hallie Wade Duncan - Portrayed by Gail Drillinger
Miss Gertrude McKinney - Portrayed by Melinda Bock
Miss Minnie M. Boals - Portrayed by Connie Abraham
Miss Mamie D. Biggins - Portrayed by Missy Chapman