The Piano Lady: Nancy Brewer retiring after over 20 years with senior chorus

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, December 21, 2023

By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Nancy Brewer tickled the ivories one last time.

She retired from her volunteer career of more than 20 years as the Davie County Singing Seniors pianist. That final performance of 2023 was at Somerset Court of Mocksville.

From a young age, Brewer began playing the piano by ear. She took piano lessons, but the teacher was so frustrated because Brewer wanted to play the songs her own way, not by the notes printed on the paper.

Her parents bought her a beautiful piano, which she played on for the majority of her life, and when Senior Services reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic in July of 2021, Brewer donated that same piano to the new practice space for the Singing Seniors chorus.

She started in the Davie County Singing Seniors in January of 2003 when the chorus still met at the Senior Services’ original location in the Brock building.

Brewer is known for her spunky disposition and great laugh, in addition to  her wonderful piano skills that brought so much joy to everyone who happened to hear her play.

During her time with the Singing Seniors, she has played on f stages including Junker’s Mill, nursing homes, the senior center, churches, funeral homes, in homes during the Singing Telegrams, and even the Legion Cemetery in Cooleemee for Heritage Day for Cooleemee Elementary students.

The

Singing Seniors Chorus and Davie County Senior Services appreciates her many years of volunteering.

To learn more about joining the Singing Seniors Chorus, call 336-753-6230.