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TMC Chorus to sing 'Oldies but Goodies'

March 31, 2013
Times Leader

WHEELING - "Oldies but Goodies" is the Thursday Music Club Chorus. They are a group of 30 women ranging in age from 54, who is the youngest member, to 90 years of age. The director is Anita Chops and the accompanist is Debbie Barlow. Both of these women are very involved with their own churches and many other activities.

The Thursday Music Club has been working on the Spring Concert Program since January and want to invite everyone to the program. The program consists of some old tunes like "Cindy," a medley of "The King and I," "Summertime, Summertime," but there are also some modern tunes by the group Abba and Billy Joel. Included in the program is a selection called "The Prayer" which was sung by Celine Dion and Josh Groban, plus a Hebrew selection entitled, "Bashana Haba'ah." All in all, it is going to be a very heartwarming experience for those in attendance. Be prepared for a few funny surprises and total enjoyment.

The Chorus has done several Christmas Programs for Elm Hurst and the Women's Club of Wheeling. They also did a tea at Mt. St. Joseph on March 17. Another performance at Elm Hurst is scheduled for April 15.

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Photo courtesy/ Linda Comins
Preparing for a spring concert, members of the Thursday Music Club chorus include, front row from left, director Anita Chops, Judy Beaver, Betty Davis, Shirley Winiesdorfer, Carolyn Kain, Irene Marks, Geri Sloan and Betty Lane; middle row from left, Linda Hemphill, Linda Wilson, Lynn Welsh, Linda Wade, Peg Coleman, Janet Jaquay, Joyce Dimitro, Kathy Street and Kathryn Wallington; back row from left, Margie Bechtel, Myra Musser, Phyllis Coleman, Emily Mayer, Suzie McCormick, Alberta Pappas and Martha Haigwood. Other chorus members are Alice Runkle, Cordi Kotzbauer, Carole Martin, Sharon Cundiff, Thelma Gitlin, Joyce Simon, Judy Paesani, Joan Campbell, Sandy Nickerson, Alice Harkins, Nancy Holt and accompanist Debbie Barlow.

The group is very willing and available to do programs when asked. Please call Anita Chops at 304-242-1455 for further information regarding your request.

The Thursday Music Club will meet on Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling. Club members, Marilyn Hart and Arlene Lawson, will greet members and guests. Carolyn Kain will be in charge of table appointments. Betty Davis, President, will conduct a short business meeting before the Thursday Music Club Chorus entertains for the club. Judi Porterfield, a club member, will cater the luncheon after the entertainment. There is a charge for the luncheon. To make a reservation for this exciting event, please call Emily Mayer, 304-232-1714 or Beverly Harrigan, 304-232-0172 by Monday, April 1.

This will be the last meeting for the summer. There will be a membership coffee in September to welcome members and guests back.

The Study Group will meet on April 8 at St. James Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Lois Neitzelt will be the presenter. For more information, call Lois at 304-232-4025. This will be their last meeting until they start up again in October.

Also, mark your calendars - the Young Musicians audition dates are April 12 and April 13 at West Liberty University.

The Thursday Music Club hopes you have enjoyed this year's luncheons, friendship and entertainments and will see you in the fall. They wish everyone a safe summer.



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