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Salli Terri
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Birth Date:September 3, 1922
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
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Died Date:May 5, 1996

Occupation:Classical/Opera singer

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Salli Terri

Biography:Salli Terri (September 3, 1922, London, Ontario, Canada - May 5, 1996, Long Beach, California) was a singer and songwriter.

Terri studied at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she obtained her BA degree in music and then went on to earn a Master's degree in music from the University of Southern California. At the beginning of the 1950’s, she taught music and drama at the American School in Tokyo, Japan, then returned to America, where she ultimately taught music theory at Fullerton Junior College in Fullerton, California and directed a women's choir at UCLA.

A mezzo soprano, gifted with a haunting voice filled with feeling and conviction, Salli Terri became one of North America's finest singers. Her professional career began with appearances as a solo artist and arranger with the Roger Wagner Chorale on many recordings. In 1953, she performed with the group at the coronation celebration for Queen Elizabeth II in London. Her eclectic repertoire included religious music, love songs, folk tunes and ballads. In addition to her many LP’s with the Roger Wagner Chorale, she made several solo albums, staged a one-woman show, and sang in both film and television roles as well as doing the voice-over for the cow in the 1964 motion picture Mary Poppins.

At the first Grammy Awards of 1959, Salli Terri was nominated for Best Classical Vocal Performance. The album, "Duets with the Spanish Guitar, " also featuring guitarist Laurindo Almeida and flutist Martin Ruderman won the Grammy for Best Classical Engineered Recording. On this 1958 recording produced by Robert E. Myers, referred to by many as a masterpiece, Ms. Terri sang the aria from Heitor Villa-Lobos composition, "Bachianas Brasileiras No.5" that the composer declared as the best recorded version of his work. The album, with additions from later recordings and re-named "Duets with Spanish Guitar" was re-released in 1990 on a CD in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and in France and still continues to sell well.

Salli Terri was married to composer John Biggs (1932- ) with whom she had two daughters. In her later years, she suffered several strokes that left her partially incapacitated until her passing at her home in Long Beach, California in 1996.

Solo Discography (LP) :

"I Know My Love" (1961) "Songs of the American Land" (1960) "At the Gate of Heaven" (1960) "Conversations with the Guitar" (1960) "Songs of Enchantment" (1959) "For My True Love" (1959) "Duets with the Spanish Guitar" (1958) Books and scores by Salli Terri :

"Rounds For Everyone From Everywhere" (1961) "Shaker Worship Service" (1971) "Around The Year In Rounds" (1974) "A Moravian Lovefeast" (1978)

Chinese Horoscope for Salli Terri
Includes characteristics and Vices
Salli Terri's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 28, 1922 - February 15, 1923
Birthday: September 3, 1922

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Salli Terri's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: September 3, 1922

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Salli Terri's Growth Tarot Card The Star

Birthday: September 3, 2021

Hope, promise, renewal, and light after darkness.




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