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Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)

16 Sep 13 - 05:45 AM (#3559240)
Subject: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Vic Smith

A Message from Bob & Gill Berry
We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing away of Sarah Morgan. She was a good friend, a huge influence on the folk music scene for so, so many people, a great holiday companion and a lovely person. Her music and love will last for as many years again, and more, that she was able to share with us in person. That great singaround in the sky just got sweeter and probably slightly more harmonic. Our love goes out to all her family and good friends and in particularly Moira Craig , Carolyn Robson, Suse and Angus for sharing her last moments. One more reason to cherish our wonderful folk community. Bob and Gill Berry
Previous thread: Sarah Morgan (2013 illness) [Update 8 Sep]


16 Sep 13 - 05:55 AM (#3559242)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Bonnie Shaljean

From her Facebook page:

"Dear Facebook Friends of Sarah,
Suse here, Sarah's stepdaughter. It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that Sarah passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday night, at home and surrounded by her dear friends Angus, Moira and Carolyn. The part of her life's journey made with cancer was mercifully short and - in her usual indomitable style - she burned as brightly, if not brighter, during this time than ever: performing three shows and leading workshops with CMR at Whitby, visiting her favourite hotel in Lyme Regis (even venturing into the sea!), FINISHING HER DOCTORATE!! and still playing and singing until only yesterday. You will all know what an incredible person Sarah was and have had your lives touched by her; you will all feel the tremendous gap left behind now she has gone. Please know that every lovely message you sent was seen and appreciated; every kind thought prized. Thank you so much for being her friends! Love, Suse xxx"

I am heartbroken to read this, She was one of the lights of the folk world, musically as well as in person. Her courage and spirit in the face of the end shine through everything.


16 Sep 13 - 06:05 AM (#3559245)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: GUEST

We (Rapsquillion) are very sad to hear this news. We met Sarah a couple of years ago at a workshop and were so moved by her arrangement of 'Crossing The Bar' that we asked if we could use it and it's now become a regular part of our repertoire. I also had correspondence with her more recently about her tune for 'Homeward' and, again, she was so helpful, sending me a copy that she'd arranged for four parts.

Safe journey.......


16 Sep 13 - 06:12 AM (#3559247)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Bonnie Shaljean

Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home!

Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;

For though from out our bourn of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.


16 Sep 13 - 06:44 AM (#3559251)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Waddon Pete

I was very sorry to read this news. My condolences to all who knew her.

Best wishes,

Peter


16 Sep 13 - 07:05 AM (#3559258)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Trevor

Sorry, that 'Guset' was a cookie-less me earlier.


16 Sep 13 - 07:13 AM (#3559260)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: The Sandman

I am really sorry to hear this news, RIP.


16 Sep 13 - 07:27 AM (#3559263)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: RoyH (Burl)

Yet another sad loss to our folk scene. Farewell Sarah, and thank you for your music. MY sympathies to her family, and of course to Moira and Carolyn.


16 Sep 13 - 07:51 AM (#3559269)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: The Sandman

Sarah gave us some great music, with Don , with curates egg, with CMR, and Bread and Roses, may I echo Roys comments.


16 Sep 13 - 07:52 AM (#3559270)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: nutty

So sad to lose her but happy that she did not linger long. RIP Sarah

My relationship with Sarah was one we often laughed about as it was typical of the folk scene - my ex husband and his second wife were in one of the Curates Egg line-ups with Sarah and her first husband. It really is a small world which is why we all feel the loss of one of our own.


16 Sep 13 - 07:56 AM (#3559272)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: GUEST,Linda Kelly

A truly outstanding human being. We talked of you at the weekend Sarah, about your bravery and your legacy and your tremendous contribution to music. You are much loved.There will be a huge hole at Whitby that will never be completely filled. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends particularly Carolyn and Moira.


16 Sep 13 - 08:05 AM (#3559276)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: GUEST,henryp

What sad news - my condolences to her family and friends.

She has left a wonderful legacy.


16 Sep 13 - 08:27 AM (#3559288)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Alan Day

Very sad news indeed.Only recently I was corresponding with her on Facebook.
At this moment I am at lost for words.
Al


16 Sep 13 - 08:46 AM (#3559293)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Steve Gardham

Sad news indeed.

Our paths only crossed a handful of times but I know she will be dearly missed by all. Condolences to all who knew her.


16 Sep 13 - 08:57 AM (#3559299)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Bat Goddess

Much saddened to hear this -- sympathy and condolences to her family, and, of course, to Moira and Carolyn.

We only met in person once, but she was immediately so smiling and friendly, Tom and I felt as if we'd known each other for a long time rather than meeting for the first.

Besides her warm spirit and wonderful voice, I will very much miss her Facebook posts and photographs of the wildlife in her garden and Bryher, her "Nantucket Whale Hound"...

Linn


16 Sep 13 - 09:10 AM (#3559302)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: ConcertinaChap

Anne and I heard this on Facebook earlier. Still struggling to come to terms with it. Feeling very sad.

Chris


16 Sep 13 - 09:13 AM (#3559305)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: GUEST,Folkiedave

Sad news. Condolences to everyone, especially to Moira and Carolyn.

Always so friendly., great singer and teacher.


16 Sep 13 - 09:13 AM (#3559306)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: SINSULL

RIP Sarah.
Mary


16 Sep 13 - 09:27 AM (#3559310)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Herga Kitty

I'm so sad to see this thread - many thanks to Vic and Bonnie for letting us know that Sarah passed peacefully. All best wishes and condolences to her family, Moira, Carolyn, Angus and all the friends who are mourning this tragic loss.

Kitty


16 Sep 13 - 09:32 AM (#3559315)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: Leadfingers

What can you say ? R.I.P.


16 Sep 13 - 09:45 AM (#3559319)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan R.I.P.
From: GUEST,John Foxen

Shattering news as she looked as lovely and lively as ever when we saw her at Whitby. We shall treasure the memory of her singing, her help and enthusiasm in workshops and her wonderful stage presence. The world is poorer for her passing. Condolences to family, friends and Moira and Carolyn.


16 Sep 13 - 12:37 PM (#3559358)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Liz Weston

Very sad to see this news. The folk world is much the poorer without this outstanding musician. Just glad she did not suffer for long. Farewell Sara and thank you for the music.


16 Sep 13 - 01:09 PM (#3559368)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: George Papavgeris

Speechless. Knowing that it was coming did not lessen the impact. R.I.P. Sarah...


16 Sep 13 - 01:58 PM (#3559381)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Tattie Bogle

Desperately sorry to hear this: I have posted my own condolences on Facebook, as well as on behalf of Edinburgh & Lothians TMSA, who had a wonderful weekend "Singers' Gathering" with CMR in 2009. They didn't often come to Scotland, but their workshops and concerts in Bathgate, Edinburgh and Penicuik were legendary.
RIP Sarah.


16 Sep 13 - 02:36 PM (#3559389)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Hesk

We are devastated. Cannot believe that we have lost our friend so quickly.


16 Sep 13 - 03:00 PM (#3559395)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,flyingcat(moira)

Just to say from Me, Carolyn, Angus and Suse how much we appreciate all your words of love and support. Sarah bore her illness with such strength and digity and it was such an honour to be there with her.
I think we are all still a bit numb. She will leave a huge gap in our lives but as you say, her legacy will live on. We are very hopeful that her doctorate will be awarded and published for the world to see the contrbution she made to the world of folk music and community choirs.
She knew how well loved and respected she was and was very humbled by it.

Moira


16 Sep 13 - 03:24 PM (#3559408)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Andy Jackson

I have nothing new to add here, suffice to say we have lost a dear and inspirational friend.
Andy


16 Sep 13 - 05:31 PM (#3559429)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Jane Bird

Sarah was responsible for the most unexpectedly memorable and fulfilling staff conference I have ever attended, when 7 or so years ago she turned up to teach a bunch of careers advisers to sing in harmony.

I have long enjoyed hearing CMR, but I will particularly remember her for that day.

Jane x


16 Sep 13 - 05:37 PM (#3559432)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan (2013 illness) [Update 8 Sep]
From: GUEST,Chris saunders

Unforgettable memories of our magical Woodlarks performance "Keep You In Peace"Sarah,you've been an inspiration to so many of us.


16 Sep 13 - 05:42 PM (#3559434)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: stallion

I am so sad, a tragic loss to humanity, condolences to family and close friends. Peter


16 Sep 13 - 05:57 PM (#3559438)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Gervase

How bloody sad. Sarah was one of the nicest, kindest, most modest and downright decent people on the folk scene, all on top of being a fabulous singer and a great musician and arranger. Huge condolences to Moira and Carolyn and Sarah's family. She was greatly and deservedly loved and will be hugely missed.


16 Sep 13 - 06:07 PM (#3559441)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Noreen

I've been thinking of Sarah all day- so hard to lose her so suddenly.

Lovely lady, and so inspirational in her harmony and performance workshops.

Sarah posted here as Saro and her kind and generous spirit shines through in all she posted.



Keep You in Peace, Sarah


18 Sep 13 - 03:52 AM (#3559501)
Subject: RE: Sarah Morgan (2013 illness) [Update 8 Sep]
From: r.padgett

Sarah Morgan per Bryony Griffith has died

Sarah I knew for very many years and always seemed to pop up in different groups and formats at different festivals and latterly Craig Morgan Robson ~ she was the boss and her traditional folk knowledge particularly song was exceptional and she was known to everyone and not just to the professional singers ~ very approachable and down to earth

A sad day and big loss to the folk scene in the UK

I posted this on Sep 16th and will no doubt be ashock to many, of course mudcat was having problems over this period too

Ray


18 Sep 13 - 04:02 AM (#3559504)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Herga Kitty

Bringing this back up to the top, above the "illness" thread, as it seems to have disappeared when Mudcat was down... I thought the "illness" thread had been closed? Happy for you to delete this post if the illness thread is closed.

Kitty


18 Sep 13 - 05:50 AM (#3559523)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Mick Tems

I have known Sarah for many a long year now, through all those summer festivals such as The Handsome Mouldiwarp, Whitchurch and Berkshire; Don and Sarah invited Calennig to Bracknell Folk Club and their home, and she played the perfect host - pleasant memories! Sarah, Moira and Carolyn journeyed over The Second Severn Crossing into Wales for a triumphant - and, sadly, the last - appearance at Llantrisant Folk Club. How I wish I could experience her voice and and her wonderful personality again.

Mick Tems


18 Sep 13 - 09:00 AM (#3559567)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,George Frampton

I'm sorry to hear this. As said in an earlier message, I have fond memories of her performances with Curates Egg, and on at least two occasions as queen of the Guildford Summerpole.


18 Sep 13 - 12:11 PM (#3559603)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Jon Heslop

Like many others, I can't find the right words to say how I feel.
Are the Gods so jealous that they have to take the talented and beautiful first?


18 Sep 13 - 01:32 PM (#3559617)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: My guru always said

I was so very sad to hear this news. Though in a way glad that Sarah did not suffer for very long, although every second must have been incredibly difficult for Sarah, her family and close friends.

An inspirational Lady gone to sing harmony with the choir that has gone before. My condolences, candle lit.
Hil


18 Sep 13 - 02:09 PM (#3559620)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Young Buchan

RIP Sarah

There'll be rest for horse and man when our time on earth is done,
And we all go home together at the setting of the sun.


18 Sep 13 - 02:09 PM (#3559621)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Tachyon

Just wanted to say how sorry i am, and to offer my condolences to those who knew her well. Sarah had an exceptionally fine voice, and that such a wonderful and talented individual should pass away so soon is deeply saddening.

RIP


19 Sep 13 - 03:52 AM (#3559745)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer

She will be remembered for what she has done. Singing 'Crossing The Bar' will take on a deeper meaning for some time. I will remember a lot of laughter from the Bread and Roses rehearsals.

David


19 Sep 13 - 06:03 AM (#3559768)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: banjoman

Very sad - she will be very much missed especially here in Hampshire where she made her home. Thank God we were able to be a tiny part of her life although she was a major part in ours with her music.
Thanks


19 Sep 13 - 10:55 AM (#3559829)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: bradfordian

We all have been blessed by Sarah's contribution to folk music, choral & community music. We shall cherish her legacy. I along with my colleagues especially appreciate her contribution to the furtherence of awareness of the poetry of Cicely fox Smith through her adaptation of "Homeward" (Home Lads Home) God bless, thank you Sarah, and "warm be the sun that shines upon you". R.I.P.

bradfordian


26 Sep 13 - 05:44 PM (#3561629)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,barbara surridge (nee goodyear)

Such a tragic loss, and a friend since 1970's in Basingstoke ...Bracknell, Berkshire Midsummer, Towersey, et al. Who can not remember the great Sunday Morning 'sings' at festivals. 'when the roll is called up yonder......'what more can we say
Babs and Mike


27 Sep 13 - 06:33 AM (#3561809)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: sapper82

Only just caught up with the news and sat in tears on a travel shift from Derby to Middlesborough.
A lovely lady who will be very much missed.


28 Sep 13 - 06:37 AM (#3562163)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: banjoman

Babs - lovely to hear you remembering Sara. I am sure you will remember the great times at Whitchurch when she was part of Bread and Roses, and at the Red House where she was seen often.


30 Sep 13 - 04:26 PM (#3562948)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: MoorleyMan

Only just found out myself, having finally managed to re-access Mudcat after over a fortnight "down".
Saddest possible news, the only consolation being that Sarah's period of suffering was mercifully brief.
I can only echo the words of the above posts, particularly those of Linda K and George P who put it so beautifully.
Sarah was a great inspiration, and the loveliest of ladies.
I too cannot sing Crossing The Bar or Keep You In Peace without thinking of Sarah... and there are so many other associations.
My deepest sympathies and condolences to her family, and to Carolyn and Moira.


30 Sep 13 - 07:12 PM (#3562997)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: henryclem

Only just back from holiday and so sorry to hear this news ... I can only echo the gratitude and admiration expressed with such feeling by so many for all Sara has meant to us as a person, and as a true champion of all that is best in the music we live for and love.   

My condolences to her family, to Carolyn and Moira, and her many friends.

Henry


01 Oct 13 - 08:31 PM (#3563412)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Richard Atkins

Sarah was so special to my introduction to the folk world some 25 years ago. A true Gem to me for many years till now, such a huge loss but her songs and memory do live on.


01 Oct 13 - 08:56 PM (#3563417)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Noreen

Will be thinking about lovely Sarah throughout the coming day, when she is being laid to rest.

N


01 Oct 13 - 10:25 PM (#3563428)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Richard Atkins

It would be good to know the time of the service to pause and remember today.

I intended to be there but I guess this one should be for family and those so close, as there will be so many.

Richard


02 Oct 13 - 03:57 AM (#3563492)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Sue Rule

Only just heard this sad, sad news. I did not know Sarah well, but she was one of the people who shaped my folk journey. To lose her so soon is tragic. Deepest sympathies to those close to her.


07 Oct 13 - 08:56 AM (#3564904)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Dave/MaryGoulder

Taking a long time to get used to this sad news. A one-off special, Sarah will be missed by so many in so many different ways. The memories are still flooding back after such a long friendship. Sincere condolences to all who were close to Sarah.


08 Oct 13 - 08:14 AM (#3565127)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Leadfingers

A glass (Or Several) was raised for Sarah in Portland Maine last Wednesday ~


09 Oct 13 - 07:15 AM (#3565369)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,flyingcat(moira)

The viva for sarah's doctorate took place last night. the University agreed for it to go ahead without her. Carolyn conducted Wnchester choir, 2 members who were on the Choir leaders course led and taught two pieces of new and work in process pieces and Carolyn, mary eagle and myself sang three songs that Sarah had either written or created the harmonies for. It was a brilliant night and the examiners were visably moved.
We hope for her to become Dr Sarah Morgan and be formally recognised for her work in folk music and community choirs.

Moira


09 Oct 13 - 07:38 AM (#3565374)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: maeve

Moira-
Sarah's gifts and grace are well matched by those of her close friends. Thank you all for your efforts in her honor.


09 Oct 13 - 08:41 AM (#3565390)
Subject: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,flyingcat(moira)

Message via Chrissie Ferngrove.

"I am very proud to announce that Sarah has just been awarded the Professional Doctorate by Contribution to Public Work at the University of Winchester. The examiners were extremely impressed with her submission and were very happy to make the posthumous award. Congratulations Sarah, we are all very proud of your work and what a wonderful legacy to leave to all of us. You are greatly missed and an inspiration to everyone xx"

Absolutely brilliant, I never doubted it for a moment. The Viva was a wonderful representation of what she achieved. well done to everyone involved
Moira
Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy


09 Oct 13 - 08:48 AM (#3565392)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST

HOw wonderful -Sarah would have been so proud.


09 Oct 13 - 09:03 AM (#3565395)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: maeve

Wet eyes here. Well done, Sarah, family, and friends.


09 Oct 13 - 09:57 AM (#3565412)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

Excellent news, but also so sad..
Derek


09 Oct 13 - 01:12 PM (#3565460)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Pete Jennings

Congratulations to Moira, Carolyn and Mary. And, of course, to the Good Doctor, who I didn't know but anyone who is awarded a Doctorate impresses me a LOT. RIP, Doctor.

Pete


09 Oct 13 - 07:15 PM (#3565525)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,surreysinger sans cookie

Justly deserved and very fitting . I have to admit to having had damp eyes when I read the news - but no surprise.


09 Oct 13 - 08:04 PM (#3565536)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Tattie Bogle

And from me too. I have sung several of CMR's songs (often Sarah's arrangements) since first hearing that she was ill. "Crossing the Bar" at Penicuik last night, which was where I first met/heard CMR around 2007.


11 Oct 13 - 10:18 AM (#3566024)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Simon Furey

How very understanding of the university to grant Sarah her (well-deserved) doctorate, and how sad that she never lived to receive it. It's a fitting tribute to a smashing and gifted person whom I had been privileged to know since 1971. I love the viva concert video as well.
Keep you in peace, Sarah.


11 Oct 13 - 03:29 PM (#3566128)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Howard Kaplan

What viva concert video? Is it on-line?


11 Oct 13 - 07:06 PM (#3566154)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: RTim

Here is the link to the Viva Presentation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgxRwHIfQ14&feature=youtu.be

Tim Radford


12 Oct 13 - 04:12 AM (#3566235)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Simon Furey

Does anybody know if and how Sarah's song books are still available to buy? They were available from her personally, but of course not now. I have friends and family across the world who want them having seen the video.


12 Oct 13 - 05:19 AM (#3566242)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: nutty

Thanks so much for the Video link Tim - it was amazing to watch and such a testiment to Sarah's genius. I was in tears at the end as well.


12 Oct 13 - 06:45 AM (#3566250)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: maeve

Simon Furey and others- Plenty of inspiration in the form of books and cds right here:
http://www.cmr-harmony.org.uk/.


12 Oct 13 - 06:57 AM (#3566255)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST

Thanks Maeve, but sadly the CMR website contains only links to Sarah for her books. That's my point.


12 Oct 13 - 07:46 AM (#3566268)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: maeve

Her singing partners, Caroline and Moira, will certainly be the ones to consult. Their contact information is on the website. It may take some time for orders to be filled- I'm guessing- but no harm in inquiring.


12 Oct 13 - 12:28 PM (#3566324)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Simon Furey

Thanks, Maeve. I'll try that.


29 Oct 13 - 08:25 AM (#3571052)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Carolyn Wacher

CMR came to Aberystwyth in early July this year, gave a fantastic workshop followed by a concert in the evening, in which our choir, Heartsong was the warm-up act.

I and another member, Peter had sung with CMR previously at Whitby and other places, but the rest of the choir were overwhelmed by their wonderful harmonies, so many of them written by Sarah. We had no inkling of Sarah's illness, and her death was such a shock.

We were so lucky to have had the experience of working with Sarah, Carolyn and Moira. I've just watched the Viva performance and will send it round to other members of the choir.

Thank you Sarah, Carolyn and Moira for all your magnificent work and our condolences for the loss of such a good friend and colleague.


29 Oct 13 - 04:30 PM (#3571191)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Mike

This is the first time I have tuned in to Mudcat for long time.
So late it may be to make a comment, but...........
I consider myself fortunate to have met Sarah and enjoyed her music.
From the days she visited llandeilo club and the times I met her with Moira and Carolyn ..............Mike


28 Jan 14 - 07:53 AM (#3596166)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Herga Kitty

I just happened to spot, in the Guardian last Wednesday (and unexpected, because so belatedly published) this affectionate tribute from Suse. I'm not clear why it only appeared in hard print this month when the date online is 19 December.

Kitty


28 Jan 14 - 08:20 AM (#3596172)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

Kitty.... increasingly, the Guardian is putting obits (especially Other Lives) on the website in advance of print publication, and some do not get print published as well. ... Derek


28 Jan 14 - 08:25 AM (#3596176)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Bonnie Shaljean

Thanks so much for posting this, Kitty! I think this part bears repeating:

In the last weeks of her life she finished her doctoral submission (her PhD was awarded posthumously by Winchester University). Her thesis, "Community Choirs - A Musical Transformation: A Review of My Work in Management, Music, Choir Leadership and Folk Song", will be published as an ebook; a Sarah Morgan Foundation is being created to continue her work.


Sarah, Ralphie, now Pete Seeger… can't see for the tears...


28 Jan 14 - 09:03 AM (#3596192)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: GUEST, topsie

I remember once hearing a delightful account of how an unsuspecting group of carol singers knocked at Sarah's door, and were treated to a much better performance of their carol, from the occupants of the house.


28 Jan 14 - 09:22 AM (#3596198)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: maeve

Here is the text from Herga Kitty's link a couple of posts back- well worth including it here:

Sarah Morgan obituary       Su Jordan
    The Guardian, Thursday 19 December 2013 09.52 EST        

"Sarah Morgan, who has died from cancer aged 65, was a linchpin of the English traditional folk scene. What had begun as a musical interest led her through a capella harmony singing with Mary Eagle, Bread & Roses and Hen Party, to the trio Craig, Morgan, Robson.

She performed regularly, led harmony workshops at folk festivals including Chippenham and Whitby, and founded community choirs in Winchester and Andover with English folk music at the heart of their repertoires – including many of her own arrangements. Recently, she ran conferences on community choirs at Winchester University and at the folk arts centre Cecil Sharp House in London. Her hobby became her profession.

Born in Epsom, Surrey, into an RAF family, Sarah inherited her father Philip Groom's love of music and wicked sense of humour, and her mother Lynette's love of nature. She performed in musicals at her church youth group as a teenager, and a boyfriend encouraged her in solo singing.

After A-levels, Sarah spent time teaching in working-class schools in Liverpool, and this started a journey on which she would find fulfilment through enabling development in others.

In Brighton in the 1960s, while training as a teacher, she married Don Morgan, helping bring up his young children and becoming immersed in the vibrant folk scene. Over the next 25 years, she went from horse-riding instruction to youth training to management training (latterly for Ofcom).

Sarah completed an English degree as a mature student at Reading University. Wanting to continue her education beyond this, in the last weeks of her life she finished her doctoral submission (her PhD was awarded posthumously by Winchester University). Her thesis, Community Choirs - A Musical Transformation: A Review of My Work in Management, Music, Choir Leadership and Folk Song, will be published as an ebook; a Sarah Morgan Foundation is being created to continue her work.

In 1992, she married Steve Jordan, gaining another stepchild – me. In 1995, they moved from Winchester to the small Hampshire village of St Mary Bourne, where Sarah lived and maintained her beautiful cottage and garden until her death. Sarah was an affectionate, generous, highly intelligent woman with a successful career and a busy, full life; an inspirational role model.

Sarah and Steve divorced four years ago. She is survived by another stepdaughter, Angela, me and my daughter Clio - her beloved new grandchild."


28 Jan 14 - 12:28 PM (#3596261)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Noreen

Lovely. Thanks for posting.


28 Jan 14 - 01:36 PM (#3596285)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: Herga Kitty

Thanks Maeve - it's still worth clicking on the link for Angus's lovely photo of Sarah and her choir!

Kitty


28 Jan 14 - 01:51 PM (#3596290)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dr. Sarah Morgan R.I.P. (Sep 2013)
From: maeve

Agreed- it's a lovely photo!