The Mercury (South Africa)-October, 1995
Author: by Betty Brown & Gloria Vanderborg Moats.
Section: Focus Northwest
Cynthia Hayman, her husband, Barrington Coleman, Rose Guccione and Stephen Hartman were among the performers receiving standing ovations at the conclusion of the 16-day St. Charles Music Festival. WTTW-Ch. 11’s Marty Robinson served as master of ceremonies; maestro Stephen E. Squires led the Illinois Chamber Symphony in “La Traviata,” while music director Jeffry Hunt conducted the 85-member chorus. Florist Richard Abrahamson provided the stunning arrangements of lilies, roses and orchids, and program director Grace Hunt made sure the entire line-up fell into place.