Foothills Music Club Inc.’s meeting includes a ‘musical mixture’Published 4:16pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012
New FMC member and pianist, Meryt Wilson, delighted the membership with a current composer’s (SLANE, trad, Irish, arr. Cindy Berry) version of the lovely hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.” Wilson then, by memory, performed Claude Debussy’s “Jardin sous la pluie.” Rain, then only sprinkles, were heard indeed.
For the final numbers of the day’s program, Jeri Board, soprano, lilted “How Are Things in Glocca Morra” from Finian’s Rainbow, a Broadway show that had 725 performances, circa 1937, music by Burton Lane, words by E. Y. “Yip” Harburg. Dr. Board then sang “Speak Low” from One Touch Of Venus, a show in which Mary Martin played the lead role. Music by Kurt Weill, words by Ogden Nash. Jeanette Shackelford, pianist, accompanied Dr. Board on both numbers.
FMC, Inc. is very excited about its upcoming 25th anniversary in 2013. Stay tuned for announcements of FMC’s two upcoming public performances on Jan. 10 and March 14, 2013 and more.
FMC’s goals continue to be nurturing its members in quality musicianship and offering scholarships to the area’s talented young musicians.
– article and photo by Ellen Harvey Zipf