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Concert series to celebrate American music
by Kimberly Shelton
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Broadening horizons, the Corinth Music Club is excited to announce its latest concert.

The next Mid-Morning Concert will be presented at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church.

Free and open to the public, the 45-minute concert will be a “Celebration of American Music and Poetry”. All music lovers, home-schooled children, adults and seniors are welcome.

Several pianists and vocalists will perform patriotic songs such as “God Bless America”, but there will also be fiddles, flutes, and fingers flying on the keyboard during the performance.

“This program will highlight American music and poetry,” said William McMullin who is coordinating the event. “I want the audience to realize how varied our musical heritage is by combining different instruments and different styles of music.”

Beginning with the theme song from the American film classic “Wizard of Oz”, McMullin will play “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

The Men’s Quartet from First Baptist Church will sing a patriotic number titled “Under God” as well as “Glory Land Medley “later in the program. Four of the Corinth Music Club’s members will join together in a rousing four person/eight hands piano rendition of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillips Sousa.

Bobbi Campbell will perform “Spirit of the Stallion”– two Native American Landscapes for Solo Flute, by Phyllis Avidan Louke. Becky Sharp and her daughter Anna will play the fiddle. Autry Davis, president of the Crossroads Poetry Project will recite “The Creation” by James Weldon Johnson and Corinth Librarian, Cody Daniel will recite “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

Janet Wallace will be the featured soloist for “Bless This House”, a beautiful house blessing sung for many years by Club member Margaret Hooten during the November meetings. Mrs. Wallace will lead the congregation in “God Bless America”, the final number by George Gershwin.

A member of the Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs, the Corinth Music Club strives to make music available to the community through their continuing series of Mid-Morning Concerts. The Club’s theme is “Music Makes Life Better”.

“We hope to launch the Thanksgiving season with this exciting concert of American music and poetry,” said McMullin as he expressed his appreciation for the content of the upcoming concert.

Future presentations by the club will include:

• January – Classical Piano Recital by Dr. Terry McRoberts

• February – Love Songs by Chad Dickerson, Tenor

• March – The Moody Flute, 2nd Edition, Bobbi Campbell, Flute

• April – Spring Choral Concert by NEMCC Choir and Chorus

• May – Spring Ring, A Hand Bell Extravaganza by the First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choirs
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