1925-1980

1925, Panama.

1980, of cancer.

Potter received her primary and secondary education in Jamaica, where she studied piano and violin. She then moved to England, where she trained as a music teacher at St. Katharine’s College, Liverpool. In 1957, she earned a Licentiate of Music degree at Trinity College, London, where she played violin in several orchestras. She married Philip Potter, who served as General Secretary of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Through that connection, she met Fred Kaan and began writing tunes for his texts. In 1975 they published Break Not the Circle, with 20 new hymns.

  1. Baronita
  2. Bellegarde
  3. Linstead (arranged from the Jamaican folk tune Linstead Market)