Love of Singing
Delores Hoffman was born here in Chicago back in 1912, making her 93 years old at the time of this recording. Her grand nephew, Christopher Waldbuesser, brought her to the MobileBooth in order to hear more about her remarkable life. After talking about growing up in Chicago, Delores told Christopher about the time she auditioned for the Saint Louis “Opera in the Park,” back in the 1930s.
They were recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth when it visited Chicago in 2005.This story Iriginally broadcast November 14, 2005.