Diane Aitken was born and lived in Tennessee until she married and moved to Edgewater in 1983. Playing several instruments and enjoying music is an integral part of her life and she missed it in her new surroundings. The love of music drew her to The Edgewater Singers. She volunteered for the entertainment committee for the annual EHS benefit program and then at the first Singers rehearsal, realized that they needed more than someone to play piano accompaniment. They needed a director, and Diane volunteered to lead them. So began a relationship lasting over 20 years.
Diane was the heart and soul of the Edgewater Singers. Under her leadership the Singers went from a small group of friends performing in each other’s homes to over 30 members producing free concerts of varied musical styles throughout the community. She was an amateur in the truest sense, because she did it for love, not money. She applied her great talents, her vision and energy to help mold a musical family that has survived many changes. Edgewater was indeed fortunate to have her lead The Edgewater Singers in its beginning stages to help create the marvelous Edgewater institution it is today.
“When you find out …what you love to do, then focusing
on that will bring rewards unimaginable.”
Click here for a short video.