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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Concert will benefit Holy Names scholarship

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane classical musicians will join forces Sunday for a benefit concert to establish a scholarship fund at Holy Names Music Center in honor of the late Sister Xavier Mary Courvoisier.

Sister Xavier Mary, who died in November at age 85, graduated from Juilliard School of Music with a master’s degree in violin in 1959. She taught music in Spokane at Fort Wright College and Gonzaga University, started the orchestra at Gonzaga and played with the Spokane Symphony.

Sunday’s concert begins at 3 p.m. in the Holy Names Music Center Auditorium, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Among the performers will be Liz Lundt, Verne Windham, Margie May Ott and Quartetto Espressivo. A $15 donation is suggested.

For more information, call 326-9516.

Organist Williams at WSU

Organist Carol Williams will give a concert Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Washington State University’s Bryan Hall Theater in Pullman.

Williams, a British native, studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music and in Paris before coming to the United States, where she continued her work at Yale University and the Manhattan School of Music.

The first woman ever to hold the organist’s position at the Spreckels Organ in San Diego’s Balboa Park, Williams has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including appearances with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for Wednesday’s concert are $10 for adults, $5 for students, through TicketsWest outlets (325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT,