Monday Musicale’s annual Scholarship Benefit Concert for 2019 will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 E. Lopez, Port Angeles at 2 p.m.
Tickets are available at Forage gifts and NW Treasures, 121 W. Washington Avenue, Sequim or Port Book and News, 104 E. First Street, Port Angeles, and they sell for $15 or $20 at the door.
Monday Musicale has been in Clallam County for 52 years. It is an organization dedicated to providing scholarships to local high school seniors who want to pursue a career in music. They meet once a month for a noon meeting on the third Monday of the month at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th, Port Angeles. After the meeting, there are local performers who share their music with the group. Membership is $15 a year and proceeds go toward the scholarships. They have a fundraiser once a year to help raise funds for the scholarships.
Scheduled to perform are:
Linda Dowdell, a jazz pianist with roots in both jazz and classical music. She lives in Port Sequim.
Trio Lyrica, with Kate Sothard-Dean on violin, Marlene Moore on cello, and Kristin Quigley Byre on piano.
Kate has been playing since nine years of age and is from New Mexico. She was alternately assistant concertmaster and concertmaster of the Port Angeles Symphony and Chamber Orchestra from 1988-2014. She currently resides in Sequim.
Marlene Moore has been playing cello since the age of three. She has been a member of Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and is currently an active chamber musician.
Kristin Quigley Byre has a long history of degrees on the piano. She is an adjunct Professor of Music at Peninsula College, Collaborative Pianist with Northwest Women’s Chorale, and maintains a private studio in Port Angeles.
Jimmy Hoffman Band, is a local boy from Joyce who once was a winner in Monday Musicale ‘s scholarships. His band plays locally in many of the area’s venues such as the PA Eagles, the 7 Cedars Casino, and the Concert of the Pier series in Port Angeles.
Grand Olympics Chorus, has been around locally since 1981 and is active in performing in community events as well as being a part of Sweet Adeline’s International, an international women’s organization of nearly 21,000 members dedicated to advancing the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony. Connie Alward, the director for 3 years now, is the only original charter member still active with the chorus.
Monday Musicale has awarded over 175 scholarships amounting to over $156,000. This concert will be well worth your Sunday afternoon’s time. Please join us and help support our local musicians.