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“Storied Evenings of Music, Biography and Art” at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
Shepherdstown, WV - Each July for the past eight years, the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church has sponsored a series of “Storied Evenings of Music, Biography and Art.” Each evening program has featured a local resident talking about the influences that shaped his or her life. Their talks have been accompanied by performances by local musicians, and works by local artists have been on display.
This year, in recognition of Shepherdstown’s 250th Anniversary, all of the Church’s Storied Evening speakers will be members of old Shepherdstown families who will offer their recollections and reflections about the town. There will be three such programs, all held Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Church sanctuary, 100 W. Washington Street in Shepherdstown. The programs are free and open to all; anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. With each program, the art of Pat Barnes will be displayed in the Church’s Fellowship Hall. Desserts will be served afterwards there.
The series will kick off Wednesday, July 11 with Shepherdstown’s historian laureate Jim Price as the featured speaker. His talk will be entitled “Two Hundred Fifty Years of Changes: Our Presbyterian Church and Our Town.” Music will be provided by the Bob Sykes Jazz Trio.
The July 18 program will have two speakers: Gay Shepherd Henderson and Wanda Grantham. The featured musician will be violinist Heather Austin-Stone, accompanied by Trevor Rowland.
The July 25 program will also have two speakers: Frank Hill and Holly Morgan Frye. Soprano Natalie Conte will sing, accompanied by Scott Beard.