Foothills Music Club November meeting: Performer’s ChoicePublished 7:01pm Friday, November 29, 2013
Foothills Music Club inc. had its November meeting at the home of Ellen Harvey Zipf in Morgan Chapel Village, Columbus. First, a business meeting was conducted by president Jeanette Shackelford. Program chair,Karen Molnar, then introduced the much anticipated music part of the meeting.
The performers’ choices were perfect for the afternoon. Jeanette Comer performed Witt’s “Passacaglia” beautifully on the piano. Later, she sang the lovely soprano aria Mon Coeur s’ouvre a ta voix from “Samson et Dalila” by Saint-Saens.
Jeri Board, soprano, also performed twice that day. First, she sang the tongue-in-cheek Nel cor piu non mi sento, composed by Giovanni Paisiello. It was learned that Paisiello (1740-1816) wrote 94 operas and 12 masses.
Board later sang Karl Bohm’s beautiful “Still as the Night.” During both performances, Board was accompanied by Jeanette Shackelford on the piano.
Elaine Jenkins, soprano, accompanied by Mimi Child Traxler on the piano, sang Schubert’s “Im Fruehling” (In Springtime), op. 101, no 1, and “Fischerweise” (Fisherman’s Song), op. 96, no. 4. Handy sheets of translation were distributed to the audience to help understand the German Lieder.
Meryt Wilson, pianist, performed “We’re Marching to Zion” by Robert Lowry, arranged by Winnie Swain. This arrangement of the hymn was based on Mendelssohn’s “Hunter’s Song” from Songs without words, Song #3.
Lastly, program chair Karen Molnar, bassoonist, who enjoys bassoon camp every summer, entertained with “Selections from 15 Vocalizzi,” op 12, by Giuseppe Concone.
Foothills Music Club Inc. very much enjoys playing for its members during monthly meetings. One of FMC’s goals is nurturing members with quality musicianship. The other most important goal is offering scholarships to talented young local musicians.
Another one of the music club’s greatest pleasures is performing for its good community. Mark your calendars now for Thursday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m., for FMC’s concert for the public at Isothermal Community College, Polk Campus.