Sacred music at recent Foothills Music Club meeting

Published 1:58 pm Monday, February 14, 2022

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Sacred and Gospel Music was the theme for the Foothills Music Club meeting on Thursday, February 10 at Tryon First Baptist Church.  Members enjoyed hearing arrangements of traditional hymns and spirituals such as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,”  “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,”  “Go Down Moses,” and many others.


Participating in the program were Tryon First Baptist Church organist Leslie Raymond, Susan Hartley on tenor recorder, Elaine Grella on flute and Karen Crutchfield, Annette Hudson, and Jim Hawkins, all on piano.

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The Foothills Music Club is now preparing for the annual auditions for young musicians in the area. The auditions will be held March 25 and 26 and are open to students in grades 9-12 who have had at least three years of musical training and who live or go to school in Polk or Rutherford counties, and Landrum, SC.  More information and applications can be obtained from students’ music teachers or from Jeanette Shackelford at


Submitted by Jeannete Comer