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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.). 

Coming Up on April 7

Our third virtual performance meeting will take place April 7, 2021 at 10 AM. The videos are lined up and ready to play for you. Please join us on Zoom. You will receive your zoom link via email.


Poetry: “April” by William Carlos Williams, “April Rain Song” by Langston Hughes, and “Always Marry and April Girl” by Ogden Nash all read by Michelle D’Arcy

“Wouldn’t it be Loverly” from My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe performed by Carol Dewar, vocalist and pianist

“Varen” (“Spring”) Op 33, No 2 by Edvard Greig, a song transcribed for piano, performed by Timothy Woolsey, pianist

“Tango”, “Dance”, “Ballad”, and “Valse” from Suite Bourgeoise by Malcolm Arnold performed by Pat Yingst, flutist, Andrew Ross, oboist, and Maxine Gomes, pianist (video created by Emily Meo)



Zoom Performance Meeting

10 AM, February 3, 2020


Three poems read by Michelle d’Arcy: January by Ruby Archer, The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens, and Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson

Kentucky Waltz by Bill Munroe performed by Greg Shields, violin, and Ruby Smith, guitar

Waterbird Flying into the Sun by Gwyneth Walker and Steal Away by H.T. Burleigh performed by Elise Ragland, soprano and Maxine Gomes, piano

“Idyll” and “Polska” from Four Watercolors by Tor Aulin performed by Kaye Mueller, violin and Angelica Lopez, piano

“Andante” and “Presto” from Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor by Alexander Scriabin performed by Tim Woolsey, piano

NOTE: Members will receive an email containing the link on Monday, Feb 1. If you are not a member and would like to attend, send an email to the webmaster (see “Contact Us” on the left side of screen).

Coming Up on October 16, 2019

A concert of

International Music

10 AM

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover


Ballade for Flute and Piano by Phillipe Gaubert performed by Sheryl Goodnight, flutist and Stephen Burnaman, guest pianist

Spanish Dance, op 12, no 2 by Maurice Moszkowski performed by Katie Kerwin, violinist, Virginia Raleigh, cellist, and Gay Bullard, guest pianist

Sonata in E-flat Major for Flute and Clavier, BWV 1031 (I. Allegro Moderato, II. Siciliano) by J. S. Bach performed by Pat Yingst, flutist, and Carolyn McColloch, pianist

Cuban Dances (La celosa, Improvisada, Invitación, Lejos de ti, Adiós a Cuba) by Ignacio Cervantes performed by Kathryn Govier, pianist

Petite Suite (I. En Bateau, II. Cortege, III. Ballet) by Claude Debussy performed by Brian Grothues, pianist and Margarito Morales, guest pianist

Prelude and Fugue in D Major, op. 87, no. 5 by D. Shostakovich and Dumka, op. 59 by P. Tchaikovsky performed by Timothy Woolsey, pianist

District VI Fall Conference Delegate Report

Coming Up on May 15, 2019

Spring Luncheon

Austin Woman’s Club Bldg, 708 San Antonio at 8th

11 AM

Luncheon Performers

Winners of the Wilcox, Maurer, Putter and Rudd Awards for High School Musicians

Sophia Amalia Ayer, violinist, will play “Andante an Allegro” from J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonata No 2 in A Minor

Kellen Cao, pianist, will play La Campanella by Franz Liszt

Katelyn Rodrigues, mezzo soprano, with Keenan Boswell, pianist, will perform pieces to be announced at the luncheon

Casey Boyer, violist, with Sheryl Stack, pianist, will perform the first movement of Cecil Forsyth’s Concerto for Viola in G minor