Category Archives: Meetings

Piano, February 15, 2023


Program Leader:  Pat Yingst Song Leader:  Elise Ragland Accompanist:  Melanie Richards

Together We Sing: I’m Always Chasing Rainbows, p. 58


 Italien by Fannie Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Cool and Silent is the Lake by  Gladys Davenport (1895-1961)   

Performed by Elise Ragland, soprano, and Angelica Lopez, pianist


Impromptu in B-flat major, op.142, no.3  by  Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Novelette no.3 in E minor by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Performed by Felicity Coltman, pianist


Deh vieni,non trader from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  (1756-1791)

O Mio Bambino by Giacometti Puccini (1858-1924)

Performed by Deborah Scott Hammons, soprano, and Carolyn McColloch, pianist


Music by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918):

General Lavine – Eccentric, Bruyeres, and Les Fees Sont d’Exquises Danseuses from Preludes, Book 2    

Cloches à travers les feuilles and Poissons d’or from Images, Book 2

L’Isle Joyeuse

Performed by Tim Woolsey, pianist


Strings and Piano, January 18, 2023


Program Leader:  George Edwards Song Leader:  Suzy Gallagher Accompanist:  Brian Grothues

Together We Sing: Shenandoah, p. 14


Winter:  II. Largo, III. Allegro from Concerto in F minor, RV 297  by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) 


Performed by Ruby Smith, violinist, and Gregory Shields, pianist


Allegro molto and Rondo from Sonata in D major, Op.6 for one piano, four hands  by  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

Performed by Kathryn Govier and Marcia Edwards, pianists


Vivace ma non troppo from Sonata in G major for violin and piano, Op.78 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 

Performed by Kay Mueller, violinist , and Angelica Lopez, pianist


Scherzo No.2, op.31 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Performed by Grace Huang, pianist


I.  Allegro agitato from Sonata in A minor, Op.36 for cello and piano  by   Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) 

Performed by Terri Freeland, cellist, and Brian Grothues, pianist

Holiday Coffee, December 7, 2022


Program Leader: Gena Tabery Song Leader: Charles Palmer Accompanist: Kathryn Govier

Together We Sing: I Heard the Bells, p. 48


  II. Andante and III. Allegro from Sonata No. 2 in D major for Viola da Gamba, BWV 1028 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

      Performed by Terri Freeland, cellist and Melanie Richards, pianist


Holiday Songs

A Slumber Song of the Madonna by Michael Dewar Head (1900-1976)

In The Bleak Midwinter by Sherri Porterfield (1995), words by Christian Rossetti (1830 -1894)

Still a Bach Christmas:  Still, Still, Still and Air from Orchestral Suite in D by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Pine Cones and Holly Berries and It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas by  Meredith Wilson (1902-1984)

Performed by Elise Ragland, soprano, Charles Palmer, baritone, Pat Yingst, flutist, and Maxine Gomes, guest pianist


Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando by Phillipe Gaubert (1879-1941)

Performed by Pat Yingst, flutist and Brian Grothues, pianist


O, Holy Night by Adolph Adam (1803-1856)

Performed by Katharine Shields, soprano and Mary Parse, pianist


My Christmas Song for You (1944) by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1982) with lyrics by Furniss Peterson ((1890-1956)

The Christmas Song (1945) by Mel Torme (1925-1999) with lyrics by Robert Wells ((1922-1998)

White Christmas (1942) by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Performed by Charles Palmer, baritone and Kathryn Govier, pianist


SING-A-LONGS, Hanukkah and Christmas Carols

Love Notes

Love Notes

April 20, 2022, 10 AM

First Unitarian Universalist Church

4700 Grover Ave., Austin, TX


Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat, op.63 by Gabriel Faure(1845-1924) performed by Tim Woolsey, pianist

“Prairie Songs for Soprano and Piano on Poems of Carl Sandburg and Willa Cather”: No. 2 Going Home and No. 8 Prairie Reprise by Gwyneth Walker (B. 1947) performed by Elise Ragland, soprano and Maxine Gomes, guest pianist

Festive Piece on “Simple Gifts”, a Shaker Folk Song arranged by Joseph M. Martin performed by Marcia Edwards and Kathryn Govier, duo pianists

“Chicago Medley”: Razzle Dazzle, When You’re Good to Mama, Mr. Cellophane, and All That Jazz performed by Suzy Gallagher, soprano, Kit Thompson, tenor, and Greta Gutman, pianist

Ruby’s Waltz and Fiddle Crossing, both by Ruby Jane Smith (b. 1994) performed by Ruby Jane Smith and Greg Shields, violinists

Love-in-a-Mist by Florence Price (1887-1953) and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Steven Lutvak (b. 1959) performed by Elise Ragland, soprano and Maxine Gomes, guest pianist

American Music, November 2, 2022


Program Leader:  Elise Ragland Song Leader:  Katharine Shields Accompanist:  Gena Tabery

Together We Sing: America the Beautiful, pg 19


Poetry and Thoughts by Michelle D’Arcy


Canzone for Flute and Piano by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Soliloquy for Flute and Piano by Jake Heggie (b.1961)

Performed by Sheryl Goodnight, flutist and Stephen Burnaman, guest pianist


Après un rêve  by  Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Oh, quand je dors by Franz Liszt ((1811-1886).

Performed by Katharine Shields, soprano, Gena Tabery, pianist


Adelaide’s Lament from Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser (1910-1969)

Goodnight New York by Julie Gold (b. 1956)

Performed by Sue Bilich, vocalist and Greta Guttman, pianist


Module Five or Homage to Paul Desmond by Mike Cornick (b.1947)

The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) , arranged by .Weekley and Arganbright

Performed by the 6 hands of Kathryn Govier, Marcia Edwards, and Felicity Coltman, pianists

Holiday Coffee, December 1, 2021

Holiday Coffee

Honoring Associate, Honary and Distinguished Service Members

December 1, 2021 9:30 AM 

Christmas music provided by Isabelle Lipovski 9:30-10:00 AM

Collect Leader: Mollie Tower 

Together We Sing: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day  led by Mollie Tower with Isabelle Lipovski, piano


Christmas Story John Henry Faulk (1913-1990) read by Michelle d’Arcy, Karen Millican, and Katie Flahive

Hanukkah Sing-a-long  led by Fran Rush with Greta Gutman, piano 

Christmas Sing-a-long led by Carol Dewar with Isabelle Lipovski, piano 

Violin Concerto in F Minor, op. 8, no. 4, RV 297 (“Winter”)  Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)  performed by Ruby Jane Smith, violin and  Gregory Shields, piano 

Mille Cherubini in Coro Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Il est né le divin enfant Traditional French Carol White Christmas Irving Berlin (1888-1989) performed by Charles Palmer, baritone and Kathryn Govier, piano 

Ave Maria Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Our Father (Lord’s Prayer) Albert Hay Malotte (1895-1964) performed by Isabelle Lipovski, piano

Chamber and American Music, November 3, 2021

Dedicated to Chamber and Amerian Music 

First Unitarian Universalist Church , 4700 Grover Avenue 

 November 3, 2021   10:00 AM

Program and Collect Leader: Melanie Richards

Together We Sing: You’re a Grand Old Flag   led by Carol Dewar with Marcia Edwards, piano 


Tango Etudes Astor Piazzolla (1914-1992)  No. 1 Decidee, No. 3 Molto marcato e energico performed by Sheryl Goodnight, flute 

Sonata in A Minor, op. 1, no. 4 George Frederick Handel  Larghetto, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro (1685-1759)   performed by Marianne Weiss Kim, treble recorder, Angela Smith, cello  and Marcia Edwards, piano 

Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major Hans Gal (1890-1987)  Allegretto quasi andante  performed by Richard Kilmer, violin and Toby Blumenthal-Phillips, piano 

Mazurka in A flat, op. 26, no. 3 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)  Etude in C-sharp Minor, op. 25, no.7, Nocturne in B Major, op. 9, no. 3 performed by Tim Woolsey, piano 

Salute to the Armed Forces 

 The U.S. Air Force, The Army Goes Rolling Along, Anchors Aweigh, The Marine Corps Hymn, Coast Guard Marching Song, God Bless America Irving Berlin (1888-1989) led by Carol Dewar with Carolyn McColloch, piano 

International Music, October 20, 2021

Dedicated to International Music, NFMC 

 Chapel of the Austin State Hospital (New Location for this meeting only )

Driving directions to the Chapel at the Austin State Hospital

October 20, 10:00 AM 

Program and Collect Leader: Mariam McFalls 

Together We Sing: America, the Beautiful, Kathryn Shields, leader, Mary Parse, piano  

District VI Fall Conference Delegate Report 



Rondo in A Minor, K 511 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  (b. 1756)  performed by Felicity Coltman, piano 


Slavonic Dances TBA Antonin Dvořák (b. 1841)  performed by Angelica Lopez and Betty Mallard, piano duet 


O wüsst ich doch den Weg zurück Johannes Brahms (b. 1833) Wir Wandelten Widmung Robert Schumann (b. 1810)  performed by Katharine Shields, soprano and Mary Parse, piano 


Image book I – Reflets dans l’eau Claude Debussy (b.1862) performed by Brian Grothues

**Guest Performer`

Fall Luncheon, Oct 6, 2021


Honoring Past Presidents
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11 AM
Austin Woman’s Club Building
708 San Antonio at 8th Street

Toastmaster: Sarah Harriman,  Club President

Our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner Elise Ragland, leader, Carolyn McColloch, piano 

Program Leader: Beth Moreno 

 Program Committee Co-Chair 

Invocation: Lois Armor, Past President 


Tom Hale, Guest French Horn

Tom Hale is principal horn of the Austin Symphony and the Austin Opera. He has been a member of the Bear Valley Music Festival and Victoria Bach Festival and performed eleven seasons with the Spoleto (Italy) Festival Orchestra. He has appeared at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. as both performer and conductor. Tom has served on the faculties of Texas State University, the University of Texas, and at Southwestern University in Georgetown. He is a founding member of the Pinnacle Brass Quintet and the Wild Basin Winds. Tom was educated at Texas Tech University (B.M., M.M.) and the University of Texas (D.M.A.).