Troy Music Study Club honors founders
Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Troy Music Study Club, organized in 1905, honored its founders Feb. 22, when it presented a concert in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The program was opened to the public.
Lyndia Dew, president, welcomed the members, guests and program participants. William Denison, choral director of the music club led the singing of the Federation Hymn, accompanied by Lyra Crapps at the piano.
John Jinright, program coordinator, introduced Dr. Christi Amonson, professor of voice in the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University since 2012. She not only teaches voice, but she directs the opera workshop at the university. Amonson lives in Troy with her husband, Nick, and daughters, Ginger, Daisy and Violet. Amonson introduced senior voice students who presented the following program accompanied by Jinright.
Hannah Moore performed “Songs My Mother Taught Me” by A. Dvorak and “Seligkeit” by F. Schubert. Skyler Baxley performed “Ho Capilo (Don Giovanni)” by W.A. Mozart and “Sure on this Shining Night” by S. Barber. Amy Griffin performed “There are Fairies at the Bottom of my Garden” L. Lehmann and “O Mio Babbino Caro (Schicchi)” by G. Puccini. Carol Anne Osborne performed “Son Pochi Flori (L’Amico Fritz) by P. Mascagni and “Warm All Over (Most Happy Fellow) by Lerner and Lowe. Philip Peters performed “Lied Eines Schiffers” by F. Schubert and “Quanto E Bella (L’Elisir D’Amore)” by G. Donizetti. Dr. Christi Amonson performed “Caro Nome (Rigoletto)” by G. Verdi.
Following the program, a reception was held in the Round Room hosted by the Troy Music Study Club, Troy Arts Council and Troy Arts Council Auxiliary.
The purpose of the Troy Music Study Club is to support and promote good music in the schools and the community. In addition to sponsoring an annual Founder’s Day concert, other programs are open to the public and the club gives one or more scholarships to graduating seniors from high schools in Troy and Pike County.
Troy Music Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.
Their next meeting is March 23.