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President Lynn Buchanan opened the January meeting of the Damrosch Music Club wishing everyone a happy new year. After thanking Mount Moriah Baptist Church for the use of its facilities and the work of co-hostesses Helen Miner, Shirley Prim and Judy Albrecht, Buchanan gave special mention to January birthday celebrants.
The theme for the month is “Humor and Jubilation.” Children and grandchildren of members and guest performers opened the program.
Hannah Starks played a piano arrangement of “Blessed Assurance” and “Come Thou Fount.” Sixth-grader Taylor Curry presented her original poem, “Colors,” which won a competition and was published in a national magazine.
Joquita Shaw’s grandchildren continued the program with musical numbers. Chloe Shaw played “Jesus Loves Me” and “Showboat” on the piano. Brianna Shaw performed a piano arrangement of “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Sylvia Shaw presented two piano pieces, “Spinning Song” and “Dragon Hunt.” Chloe, Brianna, Sylvia and Libby Shaw sang “I Believe,” followed by Camden Shaw’s trombone solo, “Frosty The Snowman.”
Samyra Hunter performed a vocal solo, “Because of Who You Are,” accompanied by Helen Miner. Erin Dunagan played piano arrangements of “Carol of The Bells” and “Snowfall.” Bryan Albrecht sang “I Can Hear The Sounds of His Coming,” accompanied and joined by his mother, Judy Albrecht.
The El Reno High School Dazzling Melodies sang “Still, Still, Still,” followed by the EHS mixed chorus, The Harmonizers, with an arrangement of “California Dreamin.” A combined choir finished the high school performance with “United We Stand.” Michelle Lloyd directs and accompanies the El Reno High School performers.
The program was closed by the Damrosch Chorus singing “I Once Had a Dream,” accompanied by Judy Albrecht and directed by Helen Miner. A potluck luncheon followed in the fellowship hall.
Next meeting will be held Feb. 13 in the home of Irene Higgins (Photo courtesy).