WHEELING – The Thursday Music Club will begin its year with September Members’ Tea on Thursday, September 2 at 11 a.m. at CharHouse on the Boulevard.
Leaders include President Judy Szymialis, Vice President Lynn Welsh, Secretary Teresa Podolski-Cybulski and Treasurer Mary Ann Mysliwiec.
The Membership Committee – Chair Sandy Smith, Joyce DiMitro, Linda Hemphill and Betty Lane – will welcome members and guests.
There is no charge but you must have a reservation. Call Emily Mayer at 304-232-1714 to make a reservation. The Thursday Music Club meets on the first Thursday of the month and annual membership fees remain the same. New members are welcome.
The 2021 Gretchen McKee Prize winner Emma Gragan will entertain members and guests and will be joined by Leslie Garrett from the Music Department at West Liberty University.
Gragan is a second year musical performance student with a dual concentration in voice and flute. She previously appeared in Sweeney Todd’s Hilltop Opera production as Johanna. She won first place in her category in the NATS Tri-States Chapter competition, and placed second in the NATS Eastern Region competition.
She will now compete at the national level.
The club’s program committee – President Anita Chops, Debbie Breiding, Joan Campbell, Betty Davis, Peggy Laing, Lane, Millard Neal, Geri Sloane, Teresa Podolski-Cybulski, Kathryn Wallington and Welsh – also has wonderful lineup planned for 2021. – 22:
– October 7, Curtis Johnson;
– November 4, Bryan Sable;
– December 2, Scott Wolodkin and the Steubenville Jazz Group;
– January, no meeting;
– February 3, Eli Lambi;
– March 3, West Liberty University, Linda Cowan Youssef; and
– April 7, Thursday Music Club Chorus at Elm Grove Methodist Church.
Chops, director of the Thursday Music Club Chorus, plans to start practicing in October. The practice takes place every Wednesday at Elm Grove Methodist Church at 10 a.m. For more information, call her at 304-551-1414. Breiding from West Liberty University is the chaperone.
Welsh, president of the Thursday Music Study Group, hopes to start in October. The plans are not complete at the moment. For more information, call her at 304-277-4730.
Members Lee Hetzel and Sloane will welcome members and guests to the October 7th meeting.
The youth auditions will be held March 25-26 at the Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church with the recital on April 10.