Memorial service to be held Sunday for Baltimore voice teacher Frederick Petrich
In an email, one of his former students, Lisa Jarosinski, writes: "Mr. Petrich requested that his students sing the Faure 'Requiem' and the 'Inflammatus' from Rossini's 'Stabat Mater.' Both of those works, as well as two lovely organ pieces, will be performed at the service."
Mr. Petrich, the son of German immigrants, was a student and later teacher at the Peabody Institute. He also studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and, in Germany, with the notable tenor Franz Volker. Many singers active in the Baltimore area, including members of the chorus of the former Baltimore Opera Company, were among his students over the years.
Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks, who also studied with Mr. Petrich, wrote recently about how the popular teacher "had
The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church.