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Remembering Gail Walton

Michael McAllister | Sunday, February 26, 2012

Students and alumni of Notre Dame alike can think of personalities from their time at the University that left an indelible impression upon them. For those of us who had the good fortune to sing in the Liturgical Choir under the direction of Dr. Gail Walton, she was one of those personalities.

Countless stories could be recounted about the positive impact she had upon the lives of so many. Her kind, professional and courteous manner served as a strong example in how to lead a life in service to others. Her deep understanding of the Church’s rich musical heritage led to her students having a greater appreciation of their faith. The timeless music that her choirs performed enhanced the worship experience of innumerable parishioners and visitors to the Basilica through the years.

As of Feb. 24, we marked the second anniversary of her untimely passing. Her former students look back fondly upon the lasting impact she had upon us. Though she is gone, she will never be forgotten.

Michael McAllister

Class of 1998

Chicago, Ill.

Feb. 26