Troy Music Study Club holds October meeting
Published 2:00 am Friday, October 30, 2015
The Troy Music Study Club met for its October meeting in the home of Bill and Jane Denison with Melanie Hawkins as co-host.
Bill Denison lead the Federation Collect , the singing of the Federation Hymn and the “Together We Sing” song accompanied by Dovie Cutchen. Joyce Dix gave the background of October’s song, “ I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.” Four writers collaborated on writing this song. Since they had separate contracts with different publishers , they each put their names together and created a fictional lyricist: Jaan Kenhroven, J.W. Kellette. June Kendrick, Music in Poetry chairperson, read “This Is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams.
During the business session reports were given by officers and committee chairmen. The following announcements were made: Alash Ensemble (TAC concert) Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m., Crosby Theatre; Honors Recital, Nov, 4, 7:00 p.m. John M. Long Band Room; Troy University Concert Chorale, Nov. 8, 3:00 p.m. Bush Memorial Baptist Church; Troy University Opera Workshop, Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre.
Following the business Bill Denison, program coordinator, introduced Dr. Christi Amonson, from the Music Faculty of Troy University. Dr. Amonson, director of the Opera Workshop, presented the story of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro.” The following selections from the Opera were sung in English by students Skykar Baxley, Carol Ann Osborne, Hannah Moore, Sarah Hunt, and Philip Peters:(1)”Seven , fourteen” Susanna& Figaro (2) “Pour, O Love, Sweet Consolation” Countess (3) “You Know the Answer” Cherubino (4) “From Now On” Figaro (5) “ Unlock the door and Hurry” Susanna & Cherubino (6) “Youth is Headstrong “ Basillo (7) “To Romeo” Countess Susanna (8) “This at Last is the Moment” Susanna.
After the program the members and gueasts were served delicious refreshments by the Denisons and Mrs. Hawkins assisted by Mrs. Rae Denison, daughter in-law of Bill and Jane.
The Troy Music Study Club is celebrating its One Hundred Tenth Birthday this year as it was founded in 1905. It is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.