On March 4, First Friday @ First Presbyterian will feature Orpheus Music Club Young Artists, junior and senior musicians from area high schools. The program is from 12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. at South Fourth and Ash Street Church, and it is free and open to the public. It will be performed both in person and on facebook.com/FPC.Sterling. You don’t have to be a Facebook member to access this performance, and it will be posted and available after the program.
Participating students are soprano Atlas Butler singing “Into the Night”; soprano Mariana Gonzalez with “Love Has Eyes”; bass Christopher Held singing “All Day on the Prairie”; Marshall Mitchell playing the euphonium; Molly Mitchell, piano, with “One Summer’s Day”; “Spring” by Beeftink played by flautist Johnny Strohmeyer; “Johnny Left for a Soldier” by soprano Cassidy Wright; and soprano Colleen Wright with “When Love Is Kind.”
The program will conclude with the presentation of the Orpheus Music Club’s annual Milligan Award to an outstanding senior graduate musician. The award is given to support and encourage students who plan to pursue further studies in music. It was created in the 1950s in honor of Mrs. Jonnie Milligan, who taught many piano students at Sterling from around 1918 to 1958. Her husband was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church at the time of construction of the current building.
First Friday @ First Presbyterian is an ongoing series of musical performances showcasing the talents of local artists.