Meredith performs at Music Study Club

Published 4:30 pm Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cloyde Williams, President of the Music Study Club, welcomed members and guests when they met in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 3:30 p.m.

He turned the meeting over to Bernice Cork, Prospectus Chairman. Bernice introduced Dr. Ashley Meredith, who grew up in Fairhope and began playing the flute in 1984. She was a member of the high school band and the Mobile Student Symphony. She is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of West Alabama and assistant director of the Black Belt Museum.

Dr. Meredith was accompanied by Marsha Harrow who earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Alabama. She sings with the Prentice Concert Chorale of Tuscaloosa, and also resides in Greensboro.

The program presented was as follows:

Fantasia No. 2 – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Cantabile et Presto – Georges Enesco (1881-1955), Andantino (from Carmen) – Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Menuet (from B’Arlesienne Suite No. 2) – Georges Bizet, and Fantasie, Op. 79 – Gabriel Faure (1845-1924).

Following the beautiful program a short business meeting follows. Eloise Harris read the minutes of the previous meeting. Betty Baxley gave the treasurers report.

The members voted to make the following changes to the Music Study Club Constitution and Bylaws. Article 3, Section 1, to read: Prospectus Committee Chairman to be an officer.

Article 4, Section 2, the Nominating Committee shall be five members at large.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the guests and members enjoyed delicious refreshments and fellowship. Hostesses were as follows: Eloise Harris, Chairman, Margaret Trest, Andrea Ward, Mary Anna Parr, Brenda Marler and Karen Davidson.