Article: "Rotary International Centennial"

Brett Mitchell with Judy and John Germ (Rotary International president) and Lynn and Ken Schupert (Rotary trustee vice chair) at a Severance Hall reception before The Rotary Foundation's Centennial Concert. (Photo by Peggy Turbett)

Brett Mitchell with Judy and John Germ (Rotary International president) and Lynn and Ken Schupert (Rotary trustee vice chair) at a Severance Hall reception before The Rotary Foundation's Centennial Concert. (Photo by Peggy Turbett)

Currents News (Ohio) has published an article about Brett Mitchell's concert with The Cleveland Orchestra in October celebrating The Rotary Foundation's centennial:

The exquisite tones of the renowned Cleveland Orchestra filled Severance Hall with a program of Debussy, Beethoven and Liszt, customized to honor the Rotary Foundation’s 100th anniversary. But it was the encore that brought goose bumps. As conductor Brett Mitchell drew out a simple, familiar strain, 1,200 Rotarians, tentatively at first, then with swelling strength, sang along: “Let there be peace on earth, and let it being with me.”

The centennial concert, followed by dinner honoring donors at the InterContinental Hotel, included comments by Rotary International president John F. Germ, and videos showing the group’s efforts in immunizing children, particularly in war torn areas, against the disease of polio.

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