FMC members, seated from left, Mimi Child Traxler, Ann Morgan, Fran Creasy and Meryt Wilson; standing from left, Elaine Jenkins, Karen Killough, Karen Molnar, Jeri Board, Rita Stobbe, Wanda May and Jeanette Shackelford. (photo submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf)

Holiday flair and other music at FMS meeting

Published 7:06pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Foothills Music Club’s (FMC) December meeting was held at the Tryon Estates’ home of Fran Creasy on Thursday, Dec. 13.

After a short business meeting, conducted by president Jeanette Shackelford, club members were entertained for the next hour by a women’s chorus, three soprano soloists, a flutist, a bassoonist, their accompanists, and a piano duo. All showed great talent. The various tones heard can be described as strong, sweet, light, earnest and rich.

Benjamin Britten’s “There Is No Rose” and “As Dew in Aprille” were sung by FMC’s Women’s Chorus, directed by Rita Stobbe, accompanied by Karen Killough on the piano. Chorus members performing were: Jeanette Comer, Fran Creasy, Elaine Jenkins, Carole Bartol, Wanda May, Meryt Wilson, Mary Meyers, Jeanette Shackelford and Ellen Harvey Zipf.

Wanda May, soprano, went on to sing the Basque carol, “Gabriel’s Message,” and, from Handel’s Messiah, “Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened” and “He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd.” Soprano Jeri Board sang Bach-Gounod’s “Ave Maria.”

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