Glenn Rowen (January 22, 1933 - December 20, 1992)
Glenn Rowen was a singer and member of the New York City Opera chorus for 17 years. He died on December 20, 1992, at his home in Manhattan. He was 59 years old. (He died of AIDS, said Susan Woelzl, the opera's director of publicity. Mr. Rowen was born in Roswell, N.M., and was a graduate of Indiana University. He served in the United States Army in Germany from 1956 to 1962. Following his tour of duty, he sang with the Munich Opera and the Munich Chamber Choir. In addition to the New York City Opera, he sang with the American Chamber Opera, the Robert Shaw Chorale, the Harry Belafonte Singers and the De Paur Chorus. The Belafonte Folk Singers was not a choir, it was about twelve soloists forming a group. This group of singers and musicians conducted by Robert DeCormier was founded in 1957 to follow Harry Belafonte along the tours. They were very successful and talented and they made three records on their own. They can also be heard on a number of other recordings with Harry Belafonte.
Timeline & Places:
• January 22, 1933: born.
• December 20, 1992: died. Buried at Roseland Cemetery Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, USA