Allison grew up on the east side of Wauwatosa, and now is a music teacher who lives on the west side of Tosa with her husband Nick. She enjoys working with a couple local non-profits, playing out with her wind quintet, listening to live music, attending arts events, baking, cycling, and wine.
Did you know that the Milwaukee Choristers are a choral ensemble that rehearses regularly in our very own Village of Wauwatosa? They are a fantastic chorus that's been around in the area for over 80 years now, currently under the direction of a nationally-renown conductor, Dr. James Kinchen. They sing such a wide variety of music (one of my favorite features of the group!) from baroque to contemporary, sometimes Broadway, Americana and international music. All this, and they are a super fun group of people who enjoy each others' company both in rehearsals and performances as well as those great post-concert parties :-)
I've gone on about how proud I am to be a Tosan before. But the wealth of summer activites we have going on in this town inspired me again, so to speak.
Just a brief PSA for those of us who ride our bikes around the area:
Reading through today's WauwatosaNOW section in the paper I was pleasantly surprised to run across a photo of my high school principal Mr. Bahr with some of his children; him sitting at the grand piano at Mayfair Mall - a gig he became quite renown for. To my unpleasant surprise, the article was about how the piano tunes in Mayfair's food court are coming to a close. Here's the story, to read for yourself.
I don't know how well-known this is in the area, but however many people do know about the 4 O'Clock Concert Series at First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa, it is not enough.