UNION — The November meeting of the Union Music Club was held at First Presbyterian Church on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Crusade For Strings
First, the guests and members enjoyed the delicious refreshments, and President Tommy Bishop thanked Mrs. James Stepp and Mrs. George Goings for the refreshments. He also announced that November is “Crusade for Strings” month.
In order to celebrate this occasion, Mr. John Kvasnicka, Union County School District Orchestra Director, and his Union County Chamber Music Orchestra presented a program of delightful music including music from Mozart, a movie song, and songs from South America. The students, either sophomores or juniors, in this chamber music ensemble were Delaney Duckett, Victoria Moore, Kayleigh Spencer, and Grant Harris.
This wonderful program provided a lovely musical start to this holiday season! After this marvelous musical interlude, President Bishop thanked the musicians for their hard work and talent. Union County is certainly fortunate to have such talented young people. The musicians left, and the club business meeting began.
Member, Mrs. Sanders Read, presented a beautiful song by Handel entitled “Thanks Be to Thee” on the Tracker Pipe Organ. Then all of the members recited the Invocation and the Federation Collect. The “Song of the Month” entitled “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” by Beethoven and the Federation Hymn were sung by all in attendance, accompanied by President Bishop on the Tracker Pipe Organ. Club Treasurer, Rev. Sanders Read, presented the treasury report. Secretary, Miss Sally Summers, read the minutes of the previous meeting, and they were approved.
The Scholarship Fundraiser at USC Union on Nov. 15 was discussed. Member, Mrs. James Stepp, will coordinate the refreshments for the reception. The piano is to be tuned, and the performer, Dr. Ryan Smith, who will present the program, will accept an honorarium. The Scholarship Fundraiser will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The December club meeting will be held on the 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the home of member, Mrs. Joe Lawson. The meal will be catered, and the members are to bring a wrapped Christmas ornament and some favorite Christmas music to share.
President Bishop thanked First Presbyterian Church for allowing us to meet in their beautiful sanctuary and in the fellowship hall. The Benediction song, entitled “The Gift of Song” by Lana M. Bailey, was sung, and the meeting was adjourned.
This story courtesy of the Union Music Club.