Musically gifted, intelligent, perpetually self-effacing, and always in touch with the spirit in which the chorus was born, Larry Denniston was the very soul of the Downtown Singers.
His grace and calm, thoughtful, caring nature was a steady hand in the governance of the choir right from its very creation. As Alan Crabb’s right-hand, Larry was always the one he would ask “How does it sound?” and “Can we afford that?”
Larry’s commitment to the choir was every bit as deep and abiding as Alan’s, and although he loved singing the Messiah each year, it was the breadth and depth of the works of our Spring Concerts that he took a special interest in, for, as Alan always stated “the Spring Concerts are where we have the opportunity to stretch and grow ourselves musically”. So it is for the purpose of ensuring the continuation of the legacy of that musical growth through annual Spring Concerts that the Larry G. Denniston Legacy Fund has been established.