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Philomel, Mozart Club join for performance

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Philomel Board of Directors met at the home of Philomel president Nancy Foster to plan for their upcoming year of musical programs and their music scholarship program. From left are Donna Ball, Kathy Dolan, Vera Finger, Joe Dolan, Becky Darbee, Linda Clark-Peterson, Ann Ferguson, Christine Kuntz, Christa Williams, Rosalind Hupp, Bob Merenick, Nancy Foster, and Kathy Neal.

Twice a year, the Philomel Club and Jamestown’s Mozart Club combine for its program and tea.

On October 9, at the Marvin House in Jamestown, N.Y., performing members of the Philomel presented a program of both vocal and instrumental music.

Flutists Becky Darbee and Nancy Palmer presented the lovely classical duet Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in 3 movements, and a lively, toe-tapping rendition of the popular “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington. Darbee also played a piccolo solo “Bravade” by Jacob Van Eyck.

Next on the program, soprano Carolyn Worley sang two inspirational songs: “But the Lord is Mindful,” and “Praise the Lord O My Soul.”

The program was completed when pianist Joan Eighmey performed two DeBussy numbers “Arabesques, No. 2” and “Reflections in the Water.”

Immediately following the program, the Mozart Club provided a light lunch and a social time for members of both organizations to become acquainted.

The second get-together with the Mozart Club will be on April 22, 2020, when the Mozart Club will come to Warren and entertain the Philomel with a program featuring pianist Ron McIntyre and violinist Kody Hiller. Anyone who likes to listen to music and enjoys social tea is welcome to join Philomel. Questions can be answered by calling Bob Merenick at 726-0143.

To become a Philomel Club member, one merely needs to love to listen to fine music; no musical ability is required. The September program was a coupling of both classical music and show tunes. For the upcoming November program, which will be held at First Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, featured performers will be Jack Hemink, Christine Kuntz, Denise Pearson, and Carolyn Worley.

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