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Troy Music Study Club awards scholarships

The Troy Music Club hosted its annual Membership Recital Monday night in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Troy.

Betty Spann, club reporter, said the meeting concluded the 2018-2019 club year and new officers for the 2019-2020 year were elected. Melanie Hawkins will serve as club president and Virginia Hamm will be the club’s vice president.  Angie Roling will be club secretary; June Kendrick, treasurer; and Betty Spann, reporter.  Amanda Ford will be the choral director for the club and Lyra Crapps, will be the club accompanist.

Following opening rituals and the business session, a recital was presented by club members and this year’s Mary Murphree Selma Scholarship winners.

Vocalist Bill Hazen opened the club members’ recital with selections from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”

June Kendrick, then, shared brief jokes and stories from The Music Scene.

Lyra Crapps’ pianist, entertained with Phillip Keveren’s arrangement of Andrae  Crouch’s “My Tribute.

The membership recital portion of the program closed with Rebecca Bonam’s arrangement of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken,” by Amanda Ford, flute, and Lyra Crapps, piano.

The Scholarship Winners recital featured Ethan Barnes, trumpet, and Ingrid Lieb, vocalist.

Barnes chose “Bist du Bei Mir” by G.H. Stozel/J.S. Bach. Lieb’s selection was Claude-Michel Schonberg’s “On My Own” from “Les Miserables,” arranged by Alain Boublil. Lyra Crapps accompanied Barnes and Lieb on piano.

A reception was held in the church round room.

Spann said the Troy Music Study Club was founded in 1905 and is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.