Lambda A Province Oct, 2011 Alice Moerk, President Francesca Veglia, Editor
Letter from the President Sept 22, 2011
Apparently many of you did not receive the e-mail I sent 3 or 4 weeks ago wel-coming you to our new season and announcing our first meeting. Hopefully, you will find this “streaming” letter, as Francesca terms it (I feel like my Dad & the slide rule).
Anyway, welcome back all who have been away, and we look forward to seeing those who have yet to arrive. Our first meeting was held at Carole Luzio’s home where we had a formal business meeting, received our new directories from Sue Byerly, and watched a presentation by Francesca Veglia on our web pages. Thanks, Carole, Sue and Fran -- and our hostesses who provided the treats.
The first two meetings of the year are only two weeks apart. We meet next at the home of Joyce Stiefel for a program of works performed by students of Estelle Schultz and Stephanie Daige. If you’ve not yet received your directory, Sue will have them again at this next meeting before mailing out the remainder. Directions to Joyce’s home are in last years’ directory -- or contact me.
By our November meeting we’ll be back to 2nd Saturdays and I’ll have two pre-mieres are we perform The Medieval Moerk!) which will coincide with the public-cation of my new book Ain’s Song. George Byers, my WV “partner,” sent me his lyrics to “Songs of the Court” and they will be sung by Francesca Veglia and David Stasney. Sarita Roche and Mary Webb are working on “Songs of the Middle Ages” with lyrics by medieval poets -- and one former student. Then, Carole Cornman Fetterman and Bonnie Wolfgram will present excerpts from my opera, “Alianor.” It’s fun for me; hey, I’m a medievalist -- in heart and mind!
So, greetings again to all. Come join us in our music.
Love and Roses,
FOR THE NEWS: Alice Moerk will premiere “Gloria Dei” for organ at the dedication of the new organ at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach on Oct. 2. She will perform her “Portraits” for piano for the Sarasota Music Club and the Florida Conference of NLAPW in later October. Her novel of the Middle Ages, Ain’s Song--centered around the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine --, will also be published in Oct.