Monarch Choir to Entertain Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club will hold a luncheon and meeting at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Lynn Welsh and Suzie McCormick are sponsors for this meeting.

The John Marshall High School Monarch Choir will entertain the club. The choir, directed by David Scherrick, director of choirs at John Marshall, will perform selections of music for the Christmas season. Leslie Garrett will serve as accompanist for the performance.

The club’s president, Geri Sloane, will conduct a short business meeting and hear reports from secretary Arlene Lawson and treasurer Carol Couch. After the meeting, lunch will be served by member and caterer Judi Porterfield. There is a fee for the lunch and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call Emily Mayer at 304-232-1714 or 304-780-4155 by Monday.

Members Susan Cain and Joan Campbell will greet members and guests at the door. Table decorations will be the responsibility of members Donna Niess, Kitty Patrick and Shirley Winiesdorffer.

The Monarch Choir, an auditioned group of singers from grades 9 -12, is the school’s flagship choral ensemble. The 2018-19 choir is composed of 24 singers.

Scherrick, a graduate of West Liberty University is in his 15th year of teaching music in Marshall County Schools. Currently, he teaches high school choir, guitar and piano for grades 9-12. He serves as a region chair for the Northern Panhandle counties and secretary for the West Virginia Vocal Music Association.

Garrett, a retired music educator, serves as a staff accompanist for the music department of West Liberty University.

Meanwhile, the Thursday Music Club’s study group will hold its next meeting on Feb. 11. Mayer will be the presenter and Betty Davis will be the hostess.

The club chorus, under the direction of Anita Chops, will hold its last practice of the year from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The chorus will resume rehearsals at 10 a.m. Jan. 9. For more information, call Chops, 304-242-1455.

The Thursday Music Club will meet Feb. 7 with entertainment by Full Circle featuring violinist Ben Podolski and pianist Debbie Breiding.

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