The 2014 Patriotic Concert featured Fredrick Hohman on the mighty Austin organ. We were celebrating the organ's 90th birthday!


See the Signal Mtn. Playhouse production of The King and I !  This production is one of the best ever!  Signal Mtn. native Seth Carico, an opera singer who now lives in Berlin, is the King, his wife Aida DeLa Cruz is Lady Thiang, and Jennifer Arbogast, vocal professor at Chattanooga State, is Anna.  The show’s director is Allan Ledford, and Sandy Morris conducts the 25-piece orchestra.  Remaining performances are July 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 with curtain at 8:00 pm each night.

Tickets will be sold only at the Amphitheater each night starting at 6:00 pm, at $15.00 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Camp chairs may be set up only from 6:00 pm on. Picnic dinners may be held on site with no alcoholic beverages allowed.  (Note:  People have been arriving before 5:30 to get in line for a good seat!)

It is outdoor theater, so dress casually with insect repellent and flashlights recommended as well as umbrellas if the weather is threatening.  The play will continue during a short rain shower as long as there is no lightning.

CMC members participating in this wonderful production are Tim Hinck, Orchestra Conductor; Ronda Ford, flute; and Greg Glover, Inspector Javert.  This is a “must-see!”

Les Miserables is an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation seething with revolution. George Quick directs the production, the final show of the 90th anniversary season of the CTC. Tim Hinck is music director.


Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg wrote the book; Schoenberg created the music; and Herbert Kretzmerwrote the lyrics of the production, which is based on the novel by Victor HugoLes Miserables tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean (played by Michael Dexter, a newcomer to the CTC stage), imprisoned 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean becomes a force for good in the world but cannot escape his dark past as he tries to save himself and those around him. Greg Glover is the relentless Inspector Javert, who is tireless in his pursuit of Valjean.  Kendra Gross is Fantine, a poor worker who turns to prostitution to support her illegitimate daughter, Cosette (a role shared by Brooke Raughton and Colette Smith, who also share the role of young Eponine). Kaylor Bennett (another CTC newcomer) is the adult Cosette.Lauren Johnson plays the adult Éponine. M. and Mme. Thenardier (Rodney Van Valkenburg and Beth Gumnick) are thieves who run an inn and are paid to care for little Cosette. Gavroche, the street-wise street urchin, is played by Benjamin Brown (who starred as Randy in this season's holiday production of A Christmas Story, The Musical). Thomas West (founder of Let Beauty Awaken who will study at Julliard this fall) on stage at the CTC for the first time, plays Marius, a student revolutionary who falls in love with Cosette.

Les Miserables is the winner of over 100 international awards and has become a global success on stage and screen. Timeless favorites from the musical score include On My Own, I Dreamed a Dream, Do You Hear the People Sing and Bring Him Home. Les Miserables, the world's longest running musical, returned to Broadway in March 2014.

Due to anticipated high demand, Saturday matinees have been added to the production schedule. Performances are as follows:

Thursday, July 17 7:00 Featuring real-time captioning
Friday, July 18 8:00 Ghost Light (Talk Back) Session after the performance
Saturday, July 19 2:30
Saturday, July 19 8:00
Sunday, July 20 2:30
Thursday, July 24 7:00
Friday, July 25 8:00 Brewer Media Sponsors Girls' Night Out
Saturday, July 26 2:30
Saturday, July 26 8:00
Sunday July 27 2:30

Tickets are $25.  $12.50 side section seating available for Thursday and Sunday performances. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office (423) 267-8534 or 


MAY 18, 2014

The Chattanooga Music Club presented former scholarship winners in concert on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m., in the Community Theatre of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

Participants in the concert were (from left to right in above right picture) 2012 winner Kelsey Stansell Huffman, piano; 2001 winner Lauren Sherrell, piano; 2010 winner Adrienne Benson, vocal; 2008 winner Sam Sencabaugh, flute;
2008 winner Gordon Inman, clarinet. Evelyn Gibbs, scholarship winner in 1949, was also present for the concert. 

The piano participants and piano accompanists performed on the Baldwin Concert Grand Piano presented to the Community Theatre inside Memorial Auditorium by the CMC for use on the stage of the Theatre by all performing groups.

The piano was made at the factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was chosen by their artist department to be used by their touring pianists.  Notables like Georg Bolet, Andre Watts, and Lee Luvisi have played it.

APRIL 27, 2014
2014 Scholarship winners in concert

Justin Smith, oboe, $3,000 Chattanooga Music Club Scholarship

Janelle Wigal, French horn, $2,500 Drs. Hilda & Andres Alisago Scholarship

Drew Craig, Tenor, $2,000 Opal Rhea Swaity Scholarship

Joey Shultz, piano, $1,500 Dorothy Cobb Martin Scholarship

Christine Lau, violin, $1,000 Fletcher Bright Strings Scholarship

Austin Ngo, piano, $1,000 Fry Merit Scholarship

2014-2015 officer installation and tea followed the concert. State representative Richard Floyd (shown with new officers in the first picture) presided over the installation ceremony.


The Chattanooga Music Club presented its fourth annual St. Patrick's Purse fundraiser at Stratton Hall, 3146 S. Broad St., on Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m. 

This annual fundraising event helps the CMC provide $12,000 in music scholarships for local high school seniors and the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Austin Pipe organ installed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium 

This years fundraiser featured the local talents of the CSO Youth Orchestra and a Celtic group from Dalton, the Ceilidh Band, who performed the main set.

James Mahon from WDEF-Channel 12 acted as emcee. 

A sit down dinner catered by Louella Landreth, assisted by Bruce Clark, as well as a silent auction of donated items from local merchants was also featured.

FEBRUARY 2, 2014

The Chattanooga Music Club presented in recital Mr. Ethan McGrath, Sunday, February the 2nd, 2014 at Southern Adventist University in the Ackerman Auditorium at 3:00pm
Mr. McGrath was joined by Dr. J. Bruce Ashton, Sarah Tullock, Claudia Ramirez, and Mindy Vanderoef. Featured selections included works by Chopin, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff.

JANUARY 19, 2014

The CMC and MacDowell Music Clubs presented their annual joint concert at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The concert featured the local talents of Sara Snider Schone, Tim Hinck, Jim Martin, Martha King, Dr. Ann Rylands, Margaret Ann Randolph, Deloris Harvey, Jay Craven, Dr. Bruce Ashton, Dr. Rhonda Benson Ford, Bruce Clark and others. Patrons of the arts enjoyed a variety of musical genres performed on the piano, organ, violin, flute, piccolo, bells, and accordion, along with operatic performances. There was something for everyone!


The holiday luncheon was a huge success.
See pictures on the Photo Gallery page.


Brett Valliant wowed the audience with his
organ skills at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Voices of Lee and the Metropolitan Bells also provided entertainment. And special thanks to Greg Glover of WRCB-TV for being the emcee.
See more pictures on the Photo Gallery page.

The Chattanooga Symphony Opera Association string quintet presented the October program.


Christy Burns of The Folk School of Chattanooga presented an entertaining and educational program with the Swedish Nykcelharpa and the hammered dulcimer.

CMC members entertained on the piano, also.

See additional photos on the Photo Gallery page.


JULY 2013

The 7th annual patriotic organ concert was held on July 1, 2013 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and was a well-attended success! Walt Strony entertained and wowed us with his incredible skills on the mighty Austin pipe organ. We were glad to have, as special guests, members of the American Theater Organ Society.

The program was opened with its traditional presentation of colors, salute to active personnel and veterans of all military branches and a performance of the national anthem by Margaret Abernathy.

MAY 2013

Evelyn Petcher, violinist; Joshua Coleman, pianist; John Burton, trumpeter; and Tim Hinck, pianist--all present and former winners of  scholarships from the Chattanooga Music Club-- will perform in concert Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m.,  at the Concord Baptist Church, 7025 E. Brainerd Road.  Assisting will be Charlynne Fry, organist.
Ms. Petcher, a 2006 winner, is a resident of Baltimore.  Formerly a member of both the Annapolis and New World Symphony Orchestras, she teaches violin and promotes the Baltimore Symphony’s outreach program.  She holds music degrees from Covenant College and the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University.

Coleman, a 2013 winner, is currently a Provost Scholar and a pre-med student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  He continues his piano studies at UTC with Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai.
Burton, a 2013 winner, while still a junior in high school, was selected to play for the radio program “From the Top,” performing as trumpet soloist for the NPR 250 station network.  He currently is the principal trumpet with the CSO Senior Youth Orchestra, and will continue his study of music at Baylor University this fall.
Hinck, a 1999 winner, is known both as a pianist and a composer.  His works have been performed in Europe as well as in the U.S.  The ensemble “Dischord” and the piano trio “Tresillo” have showcased his music locally.  He teaches at the Cadek Conservatory.

Ms. Fry teaches piano and voice, and is a member of the Chattanooga and Tennessee Music Teachers Associations.
The program included Puccini’s Nessun from Turandot and Debussy Preludes as well as music by Schubert, Toch, and Michael Buble’.

APRIL 2013

On Sunday, April 21 at 2:30pm, the Chattanooga Music Club held its annual Spring Tea at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In addition to performances by the recent scholarship winners, new officers were installed.

MARCH 2013



The Chattanooga Music Club presented Dr. Sigrid Luther, piano; Jay Craven, clarinet; Kimberly Keck, soprano; and Kelly Stultz, mezzo soprano, in concert, on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church on McCallie Avenue.  They performed works by Schubert, Schumann, Mozart, Henri Duparc, M. Blitzstein, H.H.A. Beach and L. Gottschalk.
Dr. Luther is Professor of Music at Bryan College, Dayton, TN, and is national vice-president of the Music Teachers National Association.  She is a frequent recitalist and piano adjudicator.  Ms. Keck is an Assistant Professor of Music at Bryan College and has performed widely in oratorio and operatic roles.  Ms. Stultz is director of music at First Presbyterian Church.  Jay Craven is well known locally as soloist and music educator.

Dr. Sigrid Luther and Kim Keck

FEBRUARY 28, 2013



The Baldwin Concert Grand Piano donated to the City of Chattanooga by the Chattanooga Music Club for use in the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre.

Sunday, January 20 was the annual CMC/MacDowell Club joint concert.
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