At the age of four, music struck a chord with Priscilla Rigg – when she stumbled upon a pump organ in a little cottage on a farm where she lived. “I discovered it. I used to go in and stand and pump and pump and I could just reach the keys and I would spend hours doing that.”
Her love affair with music was instant, and lifelong. She has spent her life studying music, teaching students, and leading choirs. She moved to OceanView a few years ago, and her plan was to retire. But once the staff and residents discovered a bit more about her background, they had other ideas in mind for Priscilla!
Priscilla put out a call to gauge the interest of starting a choir and immediately folks started signing up. The choir has doubled in size since its inception, and the group shows no signs of slowing down.
“Music is very powerful, “says Rigg. “It builds community.”
In the video above, you can see WCSH News Center’s Peggy Keyser stopping in at one of the practice sessions, as Priscilla was putting the choir through their paces.