Classic Classicals to Entertain Thursday Music Club at Stifel

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

Classic Classicals of West Liberty University, under the direction Linda Cowan and Angela Day, will entertain the club. Sponsors for this entertainment are Geri Sloane and Kathryn Wallington.

Students of the West Liberty University Voice Studio will perform classical favorites, including opera arias, art songs, duets and standards from the musical theater and jazz worlds.

Students involved are Maria Keane, Glory Dami, Hayden Heiserman, Maddie LaFollette, J.J. Snider, Patricia Loy, Zach Ziolkowski and the club’s current Gretchen McKee vocal scholarship winner, Lindsay Six. They will be accompanied by Deborah Breiding.

Club 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 caterer Judi Porterfield. There is a fee for lunch and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call Emily Mayer at 304-232-1714 or 304-780-4155 by Monday.

The club’s study group will meet at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., at 1 p,m. March 11. Lois Neitzel will be the presenter and Mayer will be the hostess. For more information, call Lynn Welsh, 304-277-4730.

The club chorus, under the direction of Anita Chops and accompanist Breiding, practices from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Its spring concert takes place in April. For more information, call Chops, 304-242-1455.

The Thursday Music Club auditions for young pianists, singers and string players will be held at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church March 29-30. For more information, call Carol Couch, 304-280-2430.

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