Monday, April 25, 2011

Cheers & Jeers: Polly Roesch earns Guinness recognition

CHEERS to Springfield resident Polly Roesch, 100 years old, who has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2007, when she was only 97, Polly sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “Silver Bells” during the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert in Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield. The campaign to certify her as the Oldest Singer to Debut With a Symphony Orchestra began soon after. A few days ago, she received her certificate of authentication in the mail. She sang with the orchestra again last December at its holiday concert.

Roesch was featured in an April 25, 2011, article by The State Journal-Register.

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