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125 cheer ‘An Afternoon of Music’ Sunday

Oasis har mony headlines local music club event
By BILL COOKE
Re porter Staff Wr iter


Oasis Quartet— Vickie Denni s, lead ; Kellie Gareri , bar itone ; Janet Burnet t, tenor; and Gai l Bar tz, bas s— provided more than an ho ur of barbershop quartet harmony and lively enter tainmen t. 
Rep or ter/ Bill Cooke Oasis Quartet— Vickie Denni s, lead ; Kellie Gareri , bar itone ; Janet Burnet t, tenor; and Gai l Bar tz, bas s— provided more than an ho ur of barbershop quartet harmony and lively enter tainmen t. Rep or ter/ Bill Cooke Oasis, a women’s barbershop qu artet from Houston, is going to the “Sup er Bowl” compe tition of theirart, and 125 Rockdale area resident s can understand why.

Oasis headli ned the local Matinee

Musica l Club’s “An Afternoon of Music” progra m here Sunday, sing ing a var iety of mu sic and helping th e club raise approx i- mately $1,000 for it s scholarship fu nd.

The club eac h year award s the Louise Hale Se ssions Memor ial Scholarship to a Rockd ale High School senior plann ing to fur ther his or her music studies.

Oasis recent ly won its regional compe tit ion in Swee t Adel ines Int ernat ional, qualifying to advance to nation al competition. “In Sweet Adel in es , t hat ’s our ‘Sup er Bowl’,” said lead sing er Vic kie Den nis wh o int rodu ce d her fellow singer s and presented data on the nu mbers th ey sang an d the art ist s who had mad e them popular.


Flut ist Leah Thomason and pi ani st Nan cy Anton opened Sunday’s pr ogra m wit h Geor ge Phi ll ip Telemann’s Suite in A- Min or. Flut ist Leah Thomason and pi ani st Nan cy Anton opened Sunday’s pr ogra m wit h Geor ge Phi ll ip Telemann’s Suite in A- Min or. In addit ion to De nnis, me m- ber s of Oasis are Kellie Garer i, baritone; Gail Bar tz , ba ss; and Janet Burnett, tenor. Friends for many years, the four have some 100 years of sing ing exp erienc e and Sweet Adelines competition.

Lisa Loewe, Matinee Clu b president, gave the welcome and intro ducedthe open ing music pre sent ers, flut ist Le ah Thomason and pia nistNanc yAnton, music club members.

Th e due t per formed G eo rge Phi l lip Te lema nn’s Sui te in A- Min or, including Overtur e, Les Plaisirs, Air a l’Italien, Meunuet 1 & 2, Rejoui ssance, Pa ssepied 1 & 2, and Polonaise.

Oasis was introduced by Annette Gries bach. Refres h- ment s were ser ved follow ing the program and attendee s were able to visit with the performers.



A turnout of 125 area residents enjoyed Sunday’s “After noon of Mu sic” in Peace Luth er an Church fellowship hall, sponsored by the local Matinee Musical Club A turnout of 125 area residents enjoyed Sunday’s “After noon of Mu sic” in Peace Luth er an Church fellowship hall, sponsored by the local Matinee Musical Club

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