There is No End of What You Can Listen To
Faye Horwitz was born in Lima, OH in 1926. Her parents, Dora and Harry, were avid music lovers, who always played the radio at home. Faye grew up surrounded by music and began singing along at a young age. Her beautiful singing voice would fill their home with music. She was considered a prodigy in Lima, OH, as she had such a big beautiful voice for someone so young. As Faye grew up, she joined the choir in her school and also sang at synagogues and churches in the area. Faye’s high school choir teacher helped her to obtain a scholarship to the Vocal Performance School at Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM). She studied opera and performed in many shows. Faye met her husband, Ted, towards the end of her senior year of college; they were set up by Faye’s best friend, Bibs. Marrying Ted meant that instead of traveling the world as a vocal performer, Faye’s career was to go in a different direction. Faye got a job at WLW right out of college, where she would sing on the radio alongside greats like Rosemary Clooney. Faye also continued to perform throughout the community, most notably, with the Cincinnati Pops in Eden park at the outdoor amphitheater, Seasongood Pavilion .
Faye and Ted had 2 children, Steve and Linda. From an early age, Linda remembers her mother was always singing. She has fond memories of Faye sitting at their piano rehearsing for upcoming performances and she would sing along to the songs she knew too. She even traveled around the city performing songs like Oifen Pripitchik with her mother for senior citizens.
Faye enjoys being a part of the Music and Memory program at Cedar Village because “there is no end of what you can listen to. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue makes you feel very good. Listening to Oifen Pripitchik brings up great memories of my mother singing to me and me singing the same song with my own children.”
Faye continues to share her beautiful voice with us as part of the Cedar Village choir and in Saturday morning services. Her piano also resides at Cedar Village so the residents always have music.
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