UNION — The Union Music Club opened its new year at their September 12 meeting, and highlights included a new program book, a short musical program, and selections from Rogers and Hammerstein.
Members were welcomed by the new club president, Mrs. Leroy Kennedy, and last year’s president, Mr. Tommy Bishop, was recognized with a handsome remembrance album of his presidency.
After reciting the Music Club Invocation, members sang the Federation Hymn and the Federation Collect accompanied by Mr. Bishop. Mr. Bishop also presented the history of the “Hymn of the Month;” a Shaker hymn called “Simple Gifts,” also known as “Lord of the Dance;” and accompanied on the piano.
This year’s club stud course is The Sound of Music, the Story of Rodgers and Hammerstein by Frederick Nolan. Program Chair Mrs. James Stepp lead the initial session and presented several chapters of the book. Mrs. Stepp sang two Rogers and Hammerstein selections — “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from “Oklahoma” and “Hello Young Lovers” from “The King and I.” She was accompanied by Mrs. George Goings.
Rogers and Hammerstein continued with Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Steve Ramsey playing a duet arrangement of “The Lonely Goatherd” from “The Sound of Music.”
Rev. Sanders Read, club treasurer, presented the treasury report which was followed by discussion of the annual scholarship fundraiser. Mrs. Goings suggested an event featuring local talent with choirs, solos and duets, etc. Discussion will continue at the Oct. 10 meeting.
In other business, club secretary Miss Sally Summers presented a new program book for the year.
The October meeting will feature sacred music performances, and the meeting will be held at the Union County Museum at 7 p.m.
For more information on the Union Music Club, please contact Mrs. Kennedy at email address [email protected]