The Fairfax Street Choir

   Laura Allan "Let the spirit fill you"

by Marla


I followed Laura Allan around for a long time to get the Storm Song. The song itself brought me to my knees and I was in heaven every time she would sing it. I wanted everyone to hear her play and sing. I was so excited when she first came to choir practice. I remember working on Storm Song in Cheryl Gurleys living room during the winter months of 1972. The rain was pouring outside and a fire was going in the fireplace. As the months went by we added more of Laura's songs to our set list. I never understood her dedication to the Choir. I knew she loved it but I didn't realize until later how many other things she was involved in.
She always added a softer, finer quality to our music, creating without claiming, doing without taking credit, guiding without interfering, the strength of goodness fulfilling it's own source. And her laugh was infectious.
          Laura Allan

       Gather Together

       The Storm Song

       Slip and Slide

       Lookin At You

       The Ice Is Thin
She used to make popcorn for all of us when we practiced at the  Community Church in Fairfax. Her spirit touched so many people through her music. People still call today trying to find out more about her. Those of us that knew her miss her but we can always bring her back by playing her music.