We have received word of the passing of Marvin Kelley. He was an early leader of both IMEA and ICDA, serving in leadership roles in both organizations. He taught for many years at Grinnell High School.
One of Marvin's wishes was that his singing friends, students and colleagues come together at his memorial service to sing two of his favorite choral pieces. I want to invite you to be a part of that wish by joining together this Wednesday, January 22, at 10:00 AM in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church in Grinnell. The church is just NE of downtown at 1025 5th Ave. We will be singing Allen Pote's "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes" and Gilbert Martin's "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". Music will be available at the church, or you may bring your own copies. We will also sing a short benediction at the end of the service.
I hope you will consider being a part of this memorial for Marvin, who was one of the early giants of both ICDA and IMEA.