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Ron Retzer Trio to entertain Thursday Music Club

BETHLEHEM — The Thursday Music Club will meet at at 11 a.m. Dec. 2, at “CharHouse on the Avenue” (Ernie’s Esquire) Bethlehem. There is a fee and you must have a reservation. To make a reservation call Emily Mayer at 304-232-1714 before noon on Nov. 29.

Members Joyce Dimitro and Lynn Welsh will greet members and guests. President Judy Szymailis will conduct the meeting and call upon secretary Suzie McCormick to read the minutes from last month and have treasurer Mary Ann Mysliwiec to give the treasurer’s report.

Jonah Henthore was awarded the Carol E. Austin Performing Arts Award for 2021. This is given each year by Carol Austin in memory of Helen Pierce Elbin from West Liberty University. We appreciate awards to help aspiring youth further their talents.

Ways and Means chairwoman Judy Beaver will conduct a 50/50 drawing. This money goes toward the Young Musician Auditions. They will be held on March 25-26 at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church. The recital will be held April 10.

Chorus Director Anita Chops plans on starting practices in January at Elm Grove Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Debbie Breiding is the accompanist. For more information call Chops at 304-551-1414.

Chairman Lynn Welsh plans on having a Study Group in February. For more information call Welsh at 304-277-4730.

There is no meeting in January. Eli Lambi is scheduled for Feb. 3. Linda Cowan Youssef, West Liberty University is scheduled for March 3, and Thursday Music Club Chorus Spring Concert is scheduled for April 7. The May Inaugural Luncheon will be announced at a later date.

About the Ron Retzer Trio

The trio is comprised of Ron Retzer, Jennifer Galownia and Bob Wolfe. Each person has a unique solo style voice which is fluently featured and when combined in harmony with all three members, the result is outstanding and spectacular. Along with vocal abilities and excellent harmonies of the trio, Retzer accompanies them with his impressive and tasteful piano technique. Not only that but, 21st century technology has allowed him to use synthesizers, samplers, sequencers and computers to incorporate bass guitar and drums into the overall live mix of the Ron Retzer Trio making them sound as full and as strong as a four-piece band.

Their live concerts are a mix of beautiful vocal solos, exquisite combined harmonies, impressive instrumental playing and fun filled personality quips and jabs, and make for a most pleasurable, unforgettable and inspired concert experience. A quality time that is well spent.

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