Monday Evening Musical Club Scholarship Winner And Advanced Music Students Featured In Concert
Published: May 5th, 2022

NORWICH — The Monday Evening Musical Club will hold its annual Advanced Students and Scholarship Winner concert on May 9 at 7 p.m. The program will take place at United Church of Christ, located at 11 W. Main St. in Norwich, and can be accessed virtually at

The Music Club is proud to present this year's college scholarship award winner Emily Spence, a senior at Norwich High School. Emily began singing at age eight. During high school, she developed a love for choral music and began participating in NYSSMA, All County, and Area All State festivals.

Emily will be attending the University of Hartford in the fall, majoring in Music Production and Technology with a vocal concentration. In addition to singing, Emily plays drums, bass guitar, and ukulele. Monday's concert will open with her performance of "Music When Soft Voices Die" by Roger Quilter, and "Poor Wand'ring One" by Gilbert and Sullivan, accompanied by Jason Handy, piano.

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The program will continue with advanced students, and will feature Leona Tyler (NHS, grade 10) singing "Pie Jesu" by Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by Meena Conant, piano. Elspeth Hunter (NHS, grade 11) will sing George Gershwin's "They Can't Take That Away from Me," accompanied by Jason Handy, piano. Isabella Natoli (NHS, grade 11) will sing "He Shall Feed His Flock" from "The Messiah" by G. F. Handel, accompanied by Meena Conant, piano.

Norwich HS sophomore River Rivenburg will perform the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata, K. 545. Anthony Pomares (NHS, grade 10) will play Concerto for Saxophone, by Alexander Glazunov, accompanied by Jason Handy, piano. Caden Stone (NHS, grade 10), double-bass, will perform the first movement of Henry Eccles' Sonata in G, accompanied by Jason Handy, piano.

Clara Leach (Oxford, grade 8) will play the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonatina in G. Stephanie Vargas (Oxford, grade 11) will play Eric Ewazen's Sonata for Trumpet, with recorded accompaniment. Mirrah Stewart (Oxford, grade 11) will sing "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from the musical "Sweeney Todd" by Shannon, Prest and Rymer, with recorded accompaniment.

Please join us for this program of talented student musicians.

The Monday Evening Musical Club, a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1909, making it one of Chenango county's oldest cultural organizations. The generous donations we collect at each of our concerts go directly into our scholarship fund and 100 percent is used to support local music students.

Our college music scholarship award began back in 1954 — the year of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, and Roger Bannister running the first sub-4 minute mile — and the Club has awarded 102 scholarships thus far.

We thank you for your donations, in any amount, and look forward to supporting music, together, for years to come.

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-Information provided by the Monday Evening Musical Club