In This Issue...
- Meet one of our gala honorees, Sally Anderson Clark
- Our biggest fundraiser and celebration of the year is nearly here! 2018 Gala, All That Jazz
- View photos from Mind Craft and hear from Dr. Alexander Blachly: Mind Craft Concert Recap
Meet Gala Honoree Sally Anderson Clark!
Sally has been a longtime supporter of the Houston Chamber Choir and both she and her husband Michael are our 2018 Gala honorees. Read below to get to know her better!
GR: How long and in what way have you been involved with the Houston Chamber Choir?
SC: I came to a Houston Chamber Choir Christmas concert back when it was at Trinity Episcopal when Tom Williams was doing admin work for the Choir and John McCoy was on the Board. I was invited by them and absolutely fell in love with it. At that time, there were 4 or 5 members of the Choir from South Main Baptist Church (SMBC), where I attend. That’s a lot of people from one choir! Long story short, I got roped in! I have come to concerts every year since and was on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2017. Mike and I have also financially supported the Miller Outdoor Theatre concert for the last few years.
GR: What other kind of music do you love to listen to?
SC: I really like smooth jazz. I love Jennifer Holliday. Things that are easy to listen to.
GR: What was your favorite Houston Chamber Choir concert that you’ve ever attended?
SC: Back in 2012 when Cynthia Clawson was at the Christmas at the Villa concert. We’ve been friends since we were 22 or 23 years old. I just adore all the Villa concerts and we always bring a bunch of people.
GR: What are you looking forward to the most about the upcoming Gala?
SC: Just sharing memories with friends. I’ve been around for a long time and I know a lot of people involved with the Chamber Choir.
GR: Do you have any hobbies?
SC: I needlepoint, play bridge, and truthfully I’m the best friend that you’ve ever had. I’ve been married to Mike for 38 years, I love flowers, and I’m the best aunt in the world. I’ve been in the choir at SMBC for 25 years and have been playing piano since the age of 4. I love great choral music and I love good voices.
GR: Favorite restaurant in Houston?
SC: I am a fabulous cook but I only cook for parties – Mike and I eat out nearly every night. One night we were driving down Westheimer and we saw this restaurant called Mezza Grille. I’m telling you, it’s one of the best places. It’s a Mediterranean restaurant and they have the best hummus in Houston.
GR: Best thing about Houston?
SC: The diversity. There’s just so many things going on all the time. You cannot be bored. If you’re bored, you’re sitting at home with the curtains closed. We wait every year for the Villa concert to come. We plan our whole holiday season around it.
GR: Favorite holiday?
SC: Thanksgiving. Because we have so much to be grateful for. I love to be universally reminded of how grateful we should be for the things we have.
[Interview conducted by Grace Roman on March 6, 2018]