Celebrating Jane Cain at Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Jane Cain retired last year, after serving forty-one years as the Director of Music for Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC). Because of the pandemic, DCPC could not gather in-person in 2020 to honor Jane. At long last, the church was able to recognize Jane at a special musical event on Sunday, October 24. After the event, people gathered outside the sanctuary to greet and thank Jane and to write well-wishes to be compiled into a book.
You can hear the beautiful musical tribute to Jane below:
The Davidson College Presbyterian Church YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmNXoYOk0fQ&t=14s).
Special music was created for handbells (25:36). At 54:35, Cissi Lyles recounted some of Jane’s achievements at and for the church. At 59:49, David Brinson, DCPC Director of Music, introduced an arrangement, commissioned in Jane’s honor, of Jane’s favorite hymn, “How Can I Keep From Singing?” This was followed by the piece itself. Jane played a postlude of Eugène Gigout’s “Toccata for the Postlude,” beginning at 1:07:30.
Michael Rowland was the organist who played during the choir’s singing of “How Can I Keep From Singing?” He was Jane’s associate for many years at DCPC.
Jane Cain now holds the title, DCPC Director of Music Emerita.