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The last waltz: Frederick Chorale founder, director to step down

By Katie Crowe
 
FEREDERICK, MD -- When it comes to music, one of Nancy Roblin's fondest memories is of her first trip overseas at the age of 16.

Roblin has served as director of the Frederick Chorale for almost 35 years, and will retire, essentially following the group's "Earth Concert" next Sunday, April 22. She will conduct a few small performances in May, but her tenure will conclude in June with a party organized by the Chorale to celebrate her achievements.

Roblin, of Frederick, recently told the tale of her first trip to Europe -- some 50-plus years later -- with presumably the same youthful excitement that exuded from her teenage self