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Celebrate cellist’s 81st at concert

The Union StaffFlorence Armour will celebrate her 81st birthday with a concert on Sunday.
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Cellist and pianist Florence Armour isn’t shy about performing.

With a master’s degree in music composition, she performed and composed music for modern dance troupes in Indianapolis and New York City; taught music in public schools in Michigan City, Ind., and Nome, Alaska; and was staff cellist for 23 years at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

The Grass Valley resident also isn’t shy about revealing her age – Armour just turned 81.

She will celebrate her birthday with her musical friends Sunday, in a concert at Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains in Grass Valley. She celebrated the same way last year.

Joining Armour will be Judy Bromley, Sue Nepstead, Joyce Berthune, Cheryl Baker, Lynette Eldridge, Arthur Gould, Elizabeth McAllister, Sue Dings, Loretta Ames and Judy VanderVeen.

The ensemble will play romantic chamber works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Glazanov as a trio, quartet, quintet and sextet.

Admission is $7 general and free for children under 10. The musicians are donating their time for the 3 p.m. concert, which will be a benefit for the church at 246 S. Church St.

Call 272-6772 or 274-1675 for more information.

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