Members of the Sewickley Music Club board of directors recently visited Sewickley Cemetery during the holidays to lay a wreath on the headstone of their club’s original founder, former Sewickley native Olive Nevin.
Music Club board chairman Tamey Zahrobsky said it was an important gesture to mark the end of the club’s centenary year, as well as to signify their respect for the vision and Nevin’s stagecoach when the club was founded in Sewickley 100 years ago.
Nevin was a leading figure in the music world in her day and has performed around the world as a soprano singer.
Zahrobsky, during her six years at Sewickley Music Club and now as newly elected president, works hard to preserve the club’s history. She contacted the Sewickley Library and the Sewickley Historical Society to collaborate on past and present events and archived records regarding the club’s existence.
The club has recently seen an increase in membership and hopes to continue this trend, keeping Nevin’s activities alive. The club meets six times a year, bringing in local and national musical talent to perform their highly skilled craft at events for club members.
The tradition of the show followed by tea and an evening continues to this day.
Those interested in becoming a member can contact Suzanne Fenello at 724-316-3631 or visit the club’s Facebook page, The Sewickley Music Club.