In Memory of Dean Beasom, Photographer
July 3, 1948 ~ January 13, 2019
The Northern Virginia Chorale pays a special tribute to our dear friend and talented photographer, Dean Beasom, who passed away on January 13, 2019. Although Dean had retired in recent years from the National Gallery of Art, he never retired from photographing our concerts and providing us with a memorable record of our Chorale performances. The wonderful photos seen in our publications and here on our website, are some examples of his fine work. His wife, Sue Cook, sings with the Chorale. He will be greatly missed by his family, the Chorale, and many, many friends.
A photograph is more than just
A gift to bring or send,
And more than just the likeness of
A relative or friend.
It is a kindly greeting and
A memory to hold,
Of happy times and pleasant things
—However new or old.
It is a mirror that reflects
Companionship and cheer
And now and then, the wistfulness
That turns into a tear.
A photograph is something to
Adorn a desk or wall;
Or carry in a pocket, and
Display to one and all.
It is a faithful portrait,
The smile that friendship shares
To add its sunshine and to show,
That someone really cares.