Swan Song

Directing the Buena Vista University Chamber Choir in “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” at Baccalaureate May 25 was “a tough moment actually,” said retiring BVU vocal instructor Paula Keeler. It was the last time she directed this beautiful John Rutter piece, which was sung on many occasions during her 14 years at BVU. “That was a very special occasion to be able to do that song,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed teaching so much and this year has been so fantastic.” The native of the Marshalltown area wrapped up 42 years of teaching music last month.

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