Kathleen Ferrier Centenary

Date: 22/04/12

On the 22nd April 2012, a thanksgiving service was held at All Saints Church, Higher Walton in the Diocese of Blackburn for the life of Kathleen Ferrier, and for the Mayoral Year 2011-2012 of the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Councillor Jim Marsh and Mrs Susan Marsh.

Thanksgiving Service

Kathleen Ferrier was born on Aprill 22nd 1912. in the Preston Suburb of Higher Walton, and was baptised in All Saints Church.

Her premature death on October 8th 1953 was greatly mourned.

In the 41 years, Kathleen Ferrier became one of the best loved and most admired singers in the world.

The daughter of a school teacher, Kathleen left school at 14 and became a telephone operator on the Blackburn Exchange. not the most promising of beginnings for a future interpreter of George Frideric Handel, Gustav Mahler and Gluck.

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