Troy Music Study Club presents Founders Day ConcertPublished 11:00pm Monday, March 4, 2013
Troy Music Study Club presented its Founders Day Concert Sunday, February 24,2013 at 2:30 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. A Festival of Hymns was coordinated by Mrs. Lyra Crapps.
Mrs. Dovie Cutchen, President of Troy Music Study Club welcomed the members and guests and led the Federation Collect. The Federation Hymn was sung, directed by Dr. William Denison and accompanied by Mrs. Crapps at the piano. Mrs. Betty Spann introduced the President of the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs, Mrs. Bobbye Guyton from Birmingham who gave greetings from the state organization.
The Hymn Festival was introduced by William Denison as the choir assembled in the choir loft. The theme for the hymns was PRAISE to GOD…for His majesty…for His creation…for His presence…for His love. The choir, directed by Dension and accompanied by Mrs. Crapps, organist, was composed of some members of Troy Music Study Club, First United Methodist Church Choir and St. Marks Episcopal Church Choir. Each section was introduced by a reading by Ms. June Kendrick. The following hymns were sung by the choir and some with audience participation : 1.”When in Our Music God is Glorified”, 2. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”, 3. “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, 4. “For the Beauty of the Earth”, 5. “Like the Murmer of the Dove’s Song”, 5. “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me.”Clay Paramore was soloist , 6.” Breathe on Me Breath of God”, 7.” What Wonderous Love is This”, 8.”Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”. Amanda Ford played clarinet with several of the hymns. Handbells played by Cindy Boswell, Montney Burkett, Amanda Ford, Philip Peters,and John Rodgers were added to one hymn. In addition to singing these hymns, some organ selections were played between the singing . Mrs. Crapps played an organ setting of “When in Music God is Glorified”. Denison and Crapps played an organ duet arrangement of “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”. John Jinright played an organ arrangement of “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” .
At the conclusion of the program, contributions to the Troy Music Study Club Scholarship Fund was received. The club gives one or more scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in Troy and Pike County. TMSC is a 501(e)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible. Troy Music Study Club, Troy Arts Council, and Troy Arts Council Auxiliary hosted a reception in the Round Room.
Troy Music Study Club, organized in 1905, is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.