Student recipients of the Friday Musical Club Scholarship were featured in recital on Saturday, May 6, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Astoria.
Under the direction of Susan Buehler of Cannon Beach, the recital program included: Annie Stafford, mezzo-soprano, singing “The Lass from the Low Countree” by J.J. Niles and “Simple Gifts”; Caitlyn Smith, flute, performing “Tamourin” by Francois Gossec; Kendy Lin, oboe, performing “Gabriel’s Oboe”; Logan Gandy, baritone, singing “Aura Lee,” and “Brother Will, Brother John” by John Sacco; Hayley Rollins, flute, playing “Siciliana and Giga” by G.F. Handel; Brandon Moloney, alto saxophone, playing “Concertante” by Emile Paladilhe; Megan Schacher, flute, playing “Andalouse, Op. 20” by Emile Pessard; Julie Foss, violin, performing “Concertante, No. 5” first movement by Friedrich Seitz; Adam Morse, baritone, singing “When I Was One and Twenty” arranged by Victor Johnson and “Captain Mac” by Wilfred Sanderson. Immediately following the recital, a reception for the students was held in the social room which allowed audience members to interact with the performers.
The Astoria Friday Musical Club was formed in 1907 for the purpose of furthering musical excellence in the community and continues in that mission to this day. Scholarships are provided by donations and dues paid by club members, Astoria High School Scholarships, Inc., and by public donations.