DCAT Chorus


Marion Shearer - April 26, 1944 - November 24, 2018

December 02, 2018

Tributes From The Chorus

We are heartbroken by the news of the passing of our sister Marion. The DCAT Chorus was so fortunate to have Marion join our group in 2006. She immediately became a part of DCAT family, seamlessly jumping into the ranks and learning the repertoire like a seasoned veteran. With her incredibly beautiful soprano voice, and passion for excellence, it was inevitable that she would soon become section leader of the Sopranos, which she did. Marion was so passionate about DCAT that she threw her hat in the ring and became our active President from 2008 to 2011 and then continued her incredible support right up until her passing as an active member of our Board of Directors. She so enjoyed entertaining audiences that she also eagerly joined forces with Pat Ison and Sandy Hale to form the Purrfections, a wonderful trio within the broader DCAT ranks. To say she will be missed is such an understatement. Her DCAT family say thanks for her many contributions. Marion, You Will Never Walk Alone.

– Orton Beaumont, President DCAT Chorus
– Wyatt Gill, Music Director

Tributes From The Purrfections

Marion Shearer’s love of music and her vocal talents were well known. Her soprano voice was clear and strong, whether she was singing at the top or bottom of her expansive vocal range. For the past few years Marion sang in a trio with Pat Ison and I. The three of us found much enjoyment as we rehearsed for performances. We often sipped a little wine and chatted more than we sang, sharing memories, ideas, opinions and dreams. Marion’s friendship is a treasure I will hold close forever.

Even as her days grew more difficult, Marion was making plans to get together with “the Ladies” to rehearse for the the next performance. Sing on, dear friend.

– Sandy Hale

Sisters in spirit and voice
In this, we had a choice
We three were a team
Now it is only a dream
It was time for you to leave
All we can do is grieve

– Sisters by Choice - Pat Ison