Dianne Peeling, program chari for the year, has designated "Music for Morning" as the them for the February meeting of the Williamsport Music Club. This program will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St.
February program chairmen, Shirley Knade and Barbara Smith, have gathered a wide range of interesting interpretations of morning in art, short story, poem, as well as music. As a prelude to the program and a musical way to set the mood, pianist Jane Landon will play "Morning Prelude," Op. 22 in b flat minor, from the "Well-Tempered Clavichord" Bach.
The Song of the Month, "Hail Columbia!" by Hopkinson-Phile, will be presented by Robert Bowersox and accompanied by Bonnie Horn.
Williamsport Music Club members, from left, Edward Havrilla, Robert Bowersox, Oscar Knade and Claude Williams, give a military salute for the song “Oh How I Hate to Get up in the Morning.”
The program begins with Dorothy Maples reading "A Story of Sunrise" by Juliet Lewis Campbell. Doris Teufel will show one of her paintings titled "Early Morning Hostas." Theresa Spitler will show three of her paintings, titled "Morning Glow," "Ruffles and Lace" and "Morning Moon."
Flutist Lucy Henry will play "Morning," from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, accompanied by Dianne Peeling. Dorisi Teufel, soprano, will sing "Am Leuchtenden Sommer Morgen (I Wander This Summer Morning)," Op. 11, No. 2, by Robert Franz and "Morgen (Tomorrow)" by Richard Strauss, accompanied by JoAnne Girton.
A piano solo, "A Winter Morning," from "Album for the Young," by Peter Tchaikovsky, will be played by Dianne Peeling. Lucy Henry, alto, will sing "Sunrise Serenade" by Frankie Carle, accompanied by Dianne Peeling.
The program changes mood and color with a poem, "Chives," written and read by Mary Brophy. Moving into recent popular music about morning, soprano Bonnie Seltzer sings "Monday Morning," by Peter, Paul and Mary, accompanied by Leatha Kieser. Continuing with recently compaosed music, soprano Leatha Kieser will sing "Memory," "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with text by Trevor Nunn, accompanied by Carol Waltz.
Back to the 1920s, tenor Robert Bowersox, will sing "Marie from "The Awakening," from 1928 by Irving Berlin, accompanied by Bonnie Seltzer. "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!", from "Oklahoma," by Rodgers and Hammerstein, will be sung by soprano Marilyn Burget and accompanied by Leatha Keiser.
The finale of the program is provided by a male quartet: Robert Bowersox, Edward Havrilla, Oscar Knade and Claude Williams. They will sing "Get me to the Church on Time" from "My Fair Lady," by Lerner and Loewe and "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Mornint," from "This is the Army, Mr. Jones," by Irving Berlin. The accompanist is Shirley Knade.
Hostesses for the evening are Fran Herz and Maxine Lloyd. The program is open to the public.