Sunday, November 22, 2009

Martin Strother (1949-2009)

Martin Strother, the bass who has been one of the ubiquitous voices of Richmond for decades, has died at 60. He taught at Virginia Union University, Virginia State University and the University of Richmond, and sang in numerous concerts and music-theater productions, including one of the earliest revivals of Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha."

His obituary, by Ellen Robertson in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: