Keathley family performs for music guild
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 8:01 pm
The Keathley Family and Friends Singers from Union City recently provided entertainment for the first meeting of the Philharmonic Music Guild as the club began its new musical year.
Club members andguests gathered at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin. President Marlow Peters welcomed the group and introduced Judge Tommy Moore, program coordinator for this event.
Moore introduced the vocal performers as follows: Barry Keathley, director music at Second Baptist Church in Union City; Bryan Keathley; Jeremy Keathley; and Sam Stephens.
Moore also introduced Betty Keathley, mother of Barry and Bryan and grandmother of Jeremy. Mrs. Keathley accompanied the quartet on several pieces and also played a piano solo, “Wonderful Grace of Jesus,” on one of University of Tennessee at Martin’s Steinway pianos, which is being stored temporarily at Trinity until construction is finished on the Fine Arts Building on the UT Martin campus. Mrs. Keathley has been a pianist at Second Baptist Church for 50 years.
The Keathley singers began with an arrangement of “Lean on Me,” performed a medley of Gaither songs, including “He Touched Me” and performed one piece with guitar accompaniment provided by Jeremy Keathley. Sam Stephens sang a moving, version of “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.” The group ended the program with a piece entitled “I Then Shall Live.”
After the program, guild members gathered for a short business meeting and announcements of upcoming events.
Refreshments were served in the fellowship hall at Trinity. Co-hostesses for the evening were Mary Prather, Mary McConnell and Mary Margaret Trevathan.
Besides Ms. Peters, other Philharmonic Music Guild officers include Carmen Pendergrass, vice president; Anna Clark, secretary; and Harriette Spiegel, treasurer.
The next meeting of the Philharmonic Music Guild will be Oct. 8 at Weldon Public Library in Martin. The program will feature Chantia Brown, the club’s 2012 scholarship winner. She will perform on the saxophone.
The public is invited to any guild events.
For more information about membership, contact Ms. Peters at (731) 514-3621 or any PMG officer or member.
Published in The Messenger 9.14.12