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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…