Matinee Musicale: Guest Night, luncheon, new officers

Published 5:00 pm Sunday, May 14, 2023

Members of the Matinee Musicale Club recently attended an annual Guest Night, enjoyed an outdoor lunch and elected new officers.

Guest Night

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, Matinee Musicale Club members and their guests attended the annual Guest Night at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Don Doty. The hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Don Doty, Mrs. Robert Mayfield, Mrs. Thomas Corkern, Mrs. Patrick Lowery and Mrs. Thomas Russell.

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The guests were greeted with mock champagne punch, white wine, ice water and a specialty coffee station. The dessert served was a trio of different flavored cakes. Fresh flowers and greenery adorned the mantle. Stand up cocktail tables were scattered around the house for guests to gather and socialize before and after the program.

Club President Mrs. Blake Scafidel welcomed the club members and guests, recognized the hostesses and introduced the performers. BTJ Trio (for Bill, Temperance and Jeff) an acoustic/folk trio based out of Jackson, Mississippi provided an outstanding program. BTJ — Bill Ellison, Temperance Babcock, and Jeff Perkins — build their distinctive sound on the classic combination of fiddle, bass, and acoustic guitar. Their vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements cover the musical spectrum from Bill Monroe and the Everly Brothers to the Old Crow Medicine Show.

Their musical selections for the evening included:  Herman’s Rag, You Are My Sunshine, Me and Bobby McGee, Gypsy Fantastic, Winter, All Of Me, Jerusalem Ridge, Folsom Prison Blues, Ashokan Farewell, Country Roads, and Orange Blossom Special among others. The encore was the crowd’s choice of The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Following a standing ovation, the audience enjoyed visiting with the trio, who praised the club’s rich history and are anxious to return to Brookhaven.

Annual luncheon

Members of Matinee Musicale recently gathered on the spacious front porch of the historic home on Mr. and Mrs. Mike Taylor. Dainty and delicious hors d’oeuvres and juice were served as members enjoyed the beautiful spring weather and garden views. Liz Taylor, daughter-in-law of the hosts, entertained with beautiful violin melodies. Hostess Becky Taylor along with club President Carrene Scafadel invited the group into the parlors of the home by ringing the luncheon bell.

An attractive luncheon plate of tomato bisque served in heirloom china cups, Caesar salad with artisan crackers and a luncheon cheese tart was served. Lemon Freeze dessert and coffee were served by hostesses Mrs. Taylor, Libby Hewitt, Terri Moak, Emily Phillips, Carrene Scafidel and Pam Womack.

After a short business session, new club officers were elected. Leading the club in the coming year will be President Emily Phillips, 1st Vice President Libby Hewitt, 2nd Vice President Terry Doremus, Treasurer Bette Dixon, Corresponding Secretary Terri Moak, Recording Secretary Glenda Robinson, Historian Cindy Mayfield, and Reporter Lynn Lofton.