The annual Chattanooga Music Club & MacDowell Club combined concert is Sunday, February 7, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine Street (behind the Tivoli Theatre) on the corner of Seventh and Pine. The concert is free and open to the public.
Performers include David Friberg, organ and harpsichord; Jeff Scofield, organ; Bruce Clark, organ; Jay Craven, clarinet; Ronda Ford, flute; Bill Riddlespurger and Steve Hollingsworth, piano duet; Jim Bailiff, voice; Christi Burns, hammered dulcimer; and Bruce Ashton’s family ensemble of piano, viola, cello, clarinet, with Ann Rylands joining them on violin.
Ronda Ford flute recitals
Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Dalton State College
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 3:00 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N Moore Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Lee University, Squires Recital Hall.
The program will be flute and tuba, featuring Dr. Ford and Bill Pritchard on tuba.
Cricket & Snail, the Monteagle, TN-based duo of Lucie Carlson (violin) and James Carlson (accordion) will be the featured performers for our luncheon.
The husband-and-wife performers say they are fond of melodies that evoke street cafes, Celtic dances, Jewish weddings, opera scenes and sitting on the porch in the summer.
In addition to performing, the Carlsons compose or arrange most of their repertoire.
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.
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
ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S PURSE FUNDRAISER
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.