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Music club hosts sacred music program

The Williamsport Music Club presents a program titled ” Fill Our Hearts with Sacred Music” at 7 p.m., Jan. 25 at Faxon-Kenmore United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave.

According to a news release, Kathy Cimini and Janet Hurlbert chair the program.

The program opens with “Prelude in Classic Style” by Gordon Young and played by David Koskey on the organ. Two piano/organ duets will be included. Brahm’s “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” from “Requiem” will be played by Leatha Kieser and Carol Waltz. Hurlbert and Koskey will play “All Is Well” by Michael Smith.

Kosky will also perform “Day by Day” by Mark Hayes and Oscar Ahnfelt, and “I’ve Got Peace Like a River by Hayes. Rob Wozniak will be on the drums.

Solos will include Scott Schell singing and playing his guitar arrangement of “The Lords Prayer.” A piano rendition of “How Great Thou Art” by Stuart Hines will be performed by Tom Wetzel.

Ryan Workman will sing “Gloria the Gift of Life” by Jonas Myrin, Robert Ezrin and Ed Cash. Also featured is Nick Biddle singing “He’s Always Been Faithful.” Sara Groves’ composition is based on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” the news release said

Williamsport Music Club encourages young talent. Isaiah Inch will perform “You Raise Me Up” by Rolf Loveland and Brendan Graham. Inch is a Bloomsburg University student. He has sung in school and city productions, and was invited to sing with the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. Hurlbert will accompany him.

The program will conclude with a vocal arrangement of “The Old Rugged Cross.” The original piece was composed in 1912 by George Bennard, a traveling evangelist who wanted to encourage more people to be familiar with the gospel. Singers are Kay Huffman, Leatha Kieser, Kathy Cimini, Mitzi Burget, Carol Waltz and Ryan Workman. Koskey will be the accompanist.

The song of the month is “The Old Year” by Mabel Barrows and H. Kloss, and will be presented by Charles Getchell and Shirley Knade. Greeters are Kay Huffman and Greta Elliott.

Membership in the Williamsport Music Club does not require participation in performances. The club is a member of the State and National Federations of Music Clubs.

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