Foothills Music Club April meeting notes

Published 11:43 am Monday, May 16, 2011

The April meeting of the Foothills Music Club was held at the home of Fran Creasy. A brief business meeting was followed by a program titled “Married Folks Making Music.”

Mary Meyer sad Robert Linder opened the program with two romantic duets, “Embraceable You” and “I’ll See You Again.” They were accompanied at the piano by Peter Kutt.

Next Kathleen Erwin on violin and Joseph Erwin on piano performed “Sonata III” (Handel) and “Love Bade Me Welcome” (Vaughn-Williams) in an arrangement by Joseph Erwin.

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The Erwins were followed by Jim Shackelford, tenor, singing “I Will Sing New Songs” from Dvorak’s “Biblical Songs,” accompanied by his wife, Jeanette. The couple later performed “Without a Song” (Vincent Youmans).

Next, an excerpt from “The Telephone,” a short opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, was given by Elizabeth Gardner, soprano, and John Gardner, piano, assisted by John Hugill, baritone.

Another instrumentalist couple, Amy Bruksch on guitar and John Malloy on violin, gave balance to the mostly vocal program with “Introduction Et Danse” (Laurent Boutros).

Jeri Board, soprano, accompanied by husband, Warren Board, and assisted by a percussion ensemble consisting of Carole Bartol and Ellen Zipf, gave the group two Cole Porter numbers, “What is This Thing Called Love” and “In the Still of the Night.”

– article submitted by Mary Meyers