St. Cecilia Society of Flint

Winter Cadenza 2021

Kim Heath Streby, President

Vol. 49, No. 1

Larry MacDonald, Editor

December 2021 – February 2022

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

.Sunday, December 12th, 2 PM: Performers are Nancy Dahle, soprano, Glen Holcomb, tenor, and Larry MacDonald, piano. Among the music will be pieces from Handel’s Messiah, piano music by J.S. Bach and Chopin, and such seasonal songs as “Gesu Bambino,” “Christmas Candle,”, and “The Christmas Song.” Also featured is Larry’s piano transcription of music from the film Ben-Hur.

There will be no program in January. Our program on Sunday, February 13th, 2 PM, will feature vocalists Kim Streby and David Lindsey, plus new performing members Robert Hoag and Tracy McDonough. Also note that the Student Awards program will take place on Sunday, February 27th at 2 PM, and the Byrd Competition final round will be held at 7 PM on Saturday, March 5th. All performances this season will be in the MacArthur Recital Hall.

Due to Covid concerns, we have curtailed the receptions following each program until further notice. Hopefully by the time we send out the March-May newsletter, the health risks of having the social portion of our monthly meetings will be less than they are at the present time

FROM THE EDITOR

Hopefully you have received a schedule of events for this season. We have already presented two enjoyable programs, the first of which featured El Ballet Folklorico, while the November recital featured Townes Osborn Miller, Carl Angelo, and Larry Adkins.

Henceforth, Cadenza will be a quarterly newsletter, so that performing members will need to submit their program details for the February 13th performance to Program Committee members Nancy Dahle or Larry MacDonald by January 10th. Also, the newsletter will be electronically sent to those who have e-mail addresses. Print copies will be mailed to the rest of the membership.
In this newsletter you will find a short comment about our namesake, St. Cecilia. In upcoming issues, we will present an Honor Roll, a series of articles on SCS members who have contributed their time and talent to making the Society a vital part of the Flint area arts community. We welcome your personal written comments about significant SCS members both past and present
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FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the inaugural online edition of the Cadenza. Larry MacDonald and Delaina Oberman have both worked hard to keep our newsletter alive and well, and I owe both of them a debt of gratitude.

Speaking of work, we are in need of volunteers for several areas in the Society, including potential Board members and committee members. Your skill set is needed to help the organization prosper and grow. Please email us at
stceciliaflint@gmail.com if you are interested.

Thank you all for the ongoing support of St. Cecilia, St. Cecilia Student Musicale, and the Byrd.

 

NEWS FROM ALESIA ABOUT ST. CECILIA STUDENT MUSICALE

Beginning a year ago, the two student St. Cecilia groups were merged into one, the St. Cecilia Student Musicale! Their programs take place usually on the first Sunday of the month. A student awards audition will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2022, with an awards program set for Sunday, February 27, 2022.

FROM THE STUDENT AWARDS CHAIRMAN, NANCY DAHLE

Hello! This is Nancy Dahle here to say how glad we are still up and running, and we are eager to get our Student Awards program launched again. We have money for deserving students who are studying with a private teacher to come forward to see if they qualify for financial awards to help further their musical ambition. The big day for the audition is Saturday, January 29th, at the FIM. We will be sending out application forms soon. If you know of anyone who may qualify for this event, please let us know. The winners of these awards will play on stage at the MacArthur Recital Hall on Sunday, February 27th. If you have any questions, please contact me or Larry MacDonald.

FROM BYRD CHAIRMAN, CAROL HINTERMAN

The William C. Byrd Competition for Winds & Brass is set for March 5, 2022.Volunteers are needed for the following:

  • Auditorium manager/usher (day and evening)
  • Morning music runner
  • Lunch helpers
  • Dinner check-in table
  • Evening auditorium usher

All who attend should be fully vaccinated. Please contact Carol Hinterman at chinte@yahoo.com or 810-964-9399 for more information.

CONCERNING UNPAID DUES

If you have not already paid for the 2021-2022 season, please send your check to the Membership Director. All performing members must have their dues paid before they perform this season.

 

Teresa Lindhurst
St. Cecilia Society
1482 Westerrace Dr.
Flint, MI 48532

CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCS

There have been many generous donations made to the Society since the last Cadenza appeared in 2020. There isn’t space to name all of those personally, but the SCS Board would like to collectively acknowledge all of those who have helped in boosting the society’s financial well-being.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY’S NAMESAKE

Saint Cecilia was a Roman citizen who lived in the early 3rd century A.D., when Christians were being mercilessly persecuted. Cecilia was among the many who died because of their beliefs. Legend has it that she was a gifted singer who charmed the angels with the beauty of her voice. Now she is remembered as the patron saint of musicians. And since the 16th century, many musical societies have adopted her name.

IN MEMORANDIUM

The following St. Cecilia members passed away in the last two years. May they rest in peace.

Pat Minshall, Marion Harger, and Barbara Stewart

If you know of others that should be listed in our newsletter, please let us know by contacting the Cadenza editor, Larry MacDonald at 810-767-9418 or larmacd@yahoo.com.

SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE ISSUES

We welcome your thoughts and ideas on how to make Cadenza a more viable part of the Society’s ministry to support music in the Flint area.

St. Cecilia Society is a member of the National and Michigan Federation of Music Clubs. For information, contact stceciliaflint@gmail.com