Louis Alter (1902-1980)

Louis Alter’s musical career started at age 13, playing the piano in Haverhill theaters and took him to a place in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame,” among many other honors as a composer of popular music. His songs included, Manhattan Serenade, You Turned the Tables on Me, Rainbow on the River, and the music for…

Cora Chase Williamson (1892-1984)

Cora Chase Williamson was the outstanding musical performer to come out to Haverhill. As a girl in the City’s public schools, she displayed a voice that was clearly of classical quality. Her musical studies took her to Italy, where she made her debut as a coloratura soprano. She joined the Metropolitan Opera Company in New…