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Chamber Music and Friends, March 6, 2024


Program Leader: Janie Keys

Song Leader: Deborah Hammons Accompanist: Gena Tabery


Avec douceur  and  Gai Largo from Concerto for Two Violas by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1712)

Performed by Ruby Jane Smith and Gregory Shields, violists, and Gena Tabery, pianist


Declaration​​​​​​​​​​​,  September Nocturne, ​​​​​​​​​​​and Danse from Sonata for Flute and Piano*​​​​​​  by  Neil Flory (1970- )              

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


Wir Wandelten, Op.96, No. 2

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84, No.4        

Treue Liebe dauert lange, Op.33, No.15

By Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 

 Performed by Katharine Shields, soprano, and Andrei Zimbalist, guest pianist


Allegretto quasi Minuetto​​​​​​​​​ and Allegro from Sonata in e minor, Op. 38, No.1​​​​  by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 

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


*commissioned in 2019 by Sheryl Goodnight, honoring the 21 years that she and Stephen Burnaman have collaborated.

All That Jazz, April 3, 2024


Program Leader: Katharine Shields  Song Leader: Elise Ragland. Accompanist: Marcia Edwards. Song: This Little Light of Mine


Two Piano Rags  ​​​​​by Scott Joplin (1868-1917) arr. by Denis Agay 

Gladiolus Rag​​​​​​​​​​​                  Scott Joplin’s New Rag

Performed by Kathryn Govier and Marcia Edwards, duo pianists


Heartaches by the Number​​​​   by Harlan Howard (1927-2022)

One Fork Man (composed 2023) by Ruby Jane Smith and Gregory Shields

Fiddle Contest, three tunes in contest style​​​​  – Traditional

Performed by Ruby Jane Smith and Gregory Shields, vocals, violin, and guitar


Poem for Flute and Piano by Charles T. Griffes (1884-1920)

Performed by Pat Yingst, flutist and Brian Grothues, pianist


Two Movie Duets

     I Remember It Well, from Gigi ​ by  Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)                                People Will Say We’re in Love, from Oklahoma  by  Richards Rodgers (1902-1979)

Performed by Elise Ragland, soprano, Charles Palmer, tenor, and Kathryn Govier, pianist


Piano and Friends, February 7, 2024


Program Leader: Pat Yingst Song Leader: Carol Brannon. Accompanist: Melanie Richards

Song: “Tis the Gift to be Simple”


Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15  by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Nos. 1-8, 13:  Of Foreign Lands and People; A Curious Story; Blind-Man’s Bluff; Pleading Child;  Happy Enough; An Important Event; Dreaming; At the Fireside; The Poet Speaks   

Performed by Felicity Coltman, pianist


Allegro non troppo  from Sonata in e minor, Op. 38, No.1​​​​  by  Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  

Performed by Terri Freeland, cellist and Brian Grothues, pianist


Vier Klavierstücke, Op. 119 by  Johannes Brahms  (1833-1897)

Nos. 1,2,3,4: Intermezzo in b minor​​​​​​​​​​;  Intermezzo in e minor​​​​​​​​​​;              Intermezzo in C major​​​​​​​​​​;    Rhapsodie in E♭ major​​​​​​​​                   ​​​​​​​​​           

Performed by Tim Woolsey, pianist


Song and Melody, January 17, 2024


Program Leader: Suzy Gallagher Song Leader: Katharine Shields Accompanist: Brian Grothues


Four Lieder from Shakespeare, Op.31 by Erich W. Korngold (1897-1957)

“As You Like It:” Desdemona’s Song , Under the Greenwood Tree, Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind, When the Birds Do Sing

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


Etude, Op.15, No.9 by Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952) 

Rondes des Fantomes (the Ghost’s Dance) from 12 Etudes d’Execution Transcendante Op.11 by Sergey Lyapunov (1859-1924)       

Performed by Grace Huang, pianist


Sonata in A major for Flute and Piano (original, violin) by Cesar Franck (1822-1890)               

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


Nocturne in E major, Op. 62, No.2​​​ by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Performed by Melanie Richards, pianist


Three Lieder:

  Heidenröslein, D.257         

  Frühlingsglaube, D.686            

  Die Forelle, D.550

By Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Performed by Deborah Scott Hammons, voice, and Brian Grothues, pianist


Holiday Celebration, December 6, 2023


Program Leader: Elise Ragland Song Leader: Charles Palmer Accompanist: Angelica Lopez

Song : TBD


Adagio and Allegro from Sonata No.3 in E major for Violin and Piano  by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)                    

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


Knecht Ruprecht, Op.68, No.12 (piano, 4 hands) by  Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Performed by Marcia Edwards and Kathryn Govier, pianists


Fairy Lullaby, Op.37, No.3 by  Amy Beach (1867-1944)      

The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby (County Donegal, Ireland by Seosamh MacCathmhaoil (1879-1944) 

Cradle Song attributed to W.A. Mozart  (1756-1791)

Stay Awake by Richard Sherman (b.1928) and Robert Sherman (1925-2012)

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


Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon (1886-1943)

Mille Cherubini in Coro by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arranged by Aloise Melichar

White Christmas (from the movie, Holiday Inn, 1942) by  Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Performed by Charles Palmer, tenor, and Kathryn Govier, pianist


Carol Sing-along

Performed by everyone

Opening, November 1, 2023


Program Leader: George Edwards Song Leader: Katharine Shields. Accompanist: Brian Grothues

Song: America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)


Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante, from Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Performed by Katharine Shields, soprano, and Andrei Zimbalist , guest pianist


Career updates and performance from former club award winners                      Carrie Rodriguez and Warren Hood

Z written by Carrie Rodriguez (b 1978) and Susan Gibson

Performed by Carrie Rodriquez, Luke Jacobs and Warren Hood, guest performers


Three by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Prelude in f# minor, Op.23, No.1

Prelude in A major, Op.32, No.8                    

Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39, No.9 

Performed by Tim Woolsey, pianist


Fielder Grant 2023 Finalists

 The Bonnie Cummins Fielder Grant for Career Advancement is awarded biennially to promising vocalists who are beginning a music career. This year’s finals were held on March 15 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Avenue, Austin, Texas.

The judges were Suzanne Ramo, Assoc. Prof. of Voice at Texas State University and Darlene Wiley, Prof. of Voice (retired) at University of Texas at Austin. The accompanist was Dr. Maimy Fong.

Kathleen Felty, mezzo-soprano, holds a Master’s in Vocal Performance from the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute of UNCSA. She recently performed the role of Mercedes in Carmen with the Santa Fe Opera.

Sara Kenedy, soprano, holds a Graduate Artist’s Certificate in Opera from the University of North Texas. This summer she will be performing the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy.

Sarah Dyer, mezzo-soprano, is currently completing her certificate of Vocal Performance at the University of Houston. She Recently performed the role of Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin at the Music Academy of the West.

Bree Nichols, soprano, was a postdoctoral Fulbright grantee to the Czech Republic in 2021-22 where she prepared for the release of her debut solo album, Pure Morning, a celebration of Czech opera and art song. She is also the founder of Opera Arlington, an organization created to inspire the Dallas-Fort Worth area through opera while encouraging young singers.

Fall Luncheon, October 5, 2022, 11 AM

Austin Women’s Club, 708 San Antonio at 8th Street, Austin, Texas

N F M C F e d e r a t i o n D a y
a n d P r e s i d e n t s ’ L u n c h e o n
Honoring Past Presidents

Toastmaster: Angela Smith President, The Wednesday Morning Music Club
Our National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
Elise Ragland, leader
Brian Grothues, piano
Program Leader: Melanie Richards, Program Committee Co-Chair



Ah Vous dirai-je Maman from 12 Variations , K. 265 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Andante Moderato from Drei Intermezzi Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Andante moderato, Andante non troppo e con molta espressione, and Andante con moto from
Preludes Book 1 by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Performed by Dr. Anthony Tobin, Guest Pianist


Invocation: Terri Freeland


Light/Pops, April 5, 2023


Program Leader:  Linda Tietz Song Leader:  Carol Brannon Accompanist: Marcia Edwards Song: Beautiful Dreamer, pg 22-23


Mountain Greenery (1926) by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)

You ‘re So Vain (1971) by Carly Simon (b. 1943)

Performed by Sue Bilich, vocalist, and Adam Roberts, guest pianist


Elegie Opus 3 No 1 and Prelude in G minor, op.23, No.5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)

Performed by Brian Grothues, pianist


Songs by Jerome Kern (1885-1945) 

They Didn’t Believe Me (1939)  lyrics by Herbert Reynolds ((1867-1933) 

The Way You Look Tonight (1936) lyrics by Dorothy Fields (1904-1974) 

All the Things You Are (1939)  lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1940)  lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)

Performed by Charles Palmer, baritone and Kathryn Govier, pianist


Allegro non assai from Symphony No.4 in E minor, op.98 for 4 hands by Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Performed by Brian Grothues, pianist, and Margarito Morales, guest pianist


Club Orientation Presentations

Carolyn McColloch, chairperson, with help from Marcia Edwards, Pat Yingst and George Edwards