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Beard, Heather (1968-4th June 2004)

She was an alto/soprano singer also known as Heather Beard Blalock , who based herself in the Atlanta area.

Appearing with several ensembles she sang on stage and in the studio with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers and was a member of the Atlanta Singers that were established in 1976 by the conductor Kevin Culver and the soprano Cheryl Bray after having been inspired by Robert Shaw .

Albums she appeared on during the course of her career included An American Sampler by the Atlanta Singers and Songs of Angels: Christmas Hymns and Carols by the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers .

She sadly passed away in 2004, when she was only 35,  suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers recordings
Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Shippen Barnes )
Telarc 80377 (CD: Songs of Angels: Christmas Hymns & Carols)
ConductorRobert Shaw

Here’s “Fum Fum Fum” by the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers…

Sources:

  1. http://www.atlantasingers.org/history.html
  2. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8884804
  3. http://www.answers.com/topic/songs-of-angels-christmas-hymn
  4. http://www.hbdirect.com/album_detail.php?pid=289691
  5. http://www.genealogybuff.com/ga/ga-ajc/b4.htm