Thursday Morning Music Club Records
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From the remnants of the Reinecke Club, the North Carolina Sorosis of Wilmington formed a music department and joined the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1909. The group continued to be active and joined the newly formed North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs in 1917.
In 1922, informal meetings were held at the home of Miss Julia Post with Carrie Fenley, Agnes Chasten and Melba Pearsall attending. The four friends planned to meet regularly to perform for each other and study classical music. From this core group the Thursday Morning Club was born. In 1924, the Sorosis Music Department and the Thursday Morning Music Club cohosted the 8th Convention of the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs in Wilmington. The Thursday Morning Music Club also hosted North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Conventions in 1934, 1941, 1952, and 1970. The official date of organization and federation for the Thursday Morning Music Club is given as October 1924 with 25 charter members. Mrs. J. G. Murphy was elected as the first president of the club. It joined the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs under its own name in 1925.
Through the years, the Thursday Morning Club has promoted the formation of various club choruses and chamber music groups, including the Madrigals, the Wilmington Male Chorus, the Edwards Ensemble, and the Norden String Quartet. It has fostered the organization of junior and juvenile music clubs, federation of new clubs in the eastern district of the state, enrollment of associate members, sponsored concerts by well-known artists, expanded the music holdings of the public library and numerous other musical endeavors. The club also provided scholarships for many community members.
10.75 Linear Feet (Contains 23 document boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 photo box)
Series I. The Thursday Morning Club
Series II. The Thursday Morning Music Club, North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs
Series III. The Thursday Morning Music Club, National Federation of Music Clubs.
Series IV. Sheet Music.
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