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United Presbyterian Home News

Sep 22, 2017

Larry Bartlett chauffeured residents to the Alais Brass Concert Friday evening at the Washington Community Theater. Five young virtuosos performed a blend of Classical, Jazz and Pop music as part of a series sponsored by the Washington Concert Association. Mary Atwood, Edonna Gamon, Julia Gamon, Lucy Landon, Emory and Phyllis VanGerpen and Ted Stewart enjoyed the concert.

Connie Bauer and Robert Crane were married Saturday, Sept. 16, at Faith Baptist Church in Washington, by Pastor Jon Rees. Michael Crane served as Best Man at his father’s side and Linda Boston attended her sister as Maid of Honor. It was a small family wedding in which the groom sang “Because” to his bride during the ceremony and together they sang The Lord’s Prayer to conclude the ceremony. A dinner for the bridal party was held in the Main Dining Room of the United Presbyterian Home followed by a wedding dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington attended by over 170 guests. Ned Francis provided the music as the couple danced their first dance as husband and wife to a waltz followed by introductions of family members and more dancing. A cake and ice cream reception was held during the intermission. Connie Bauer and Robert Crane will make their home at 28 Linden Lane, Washington.

WHS Homecoming Court members Morgan Brinning, Megan Mitchell, Sarah Nacos, Kylee Porter, Brooke Stout, Jacob Hall, Ryan Reighard, Carson Thomas and Jacob Van Osdol visited the UP Home on Wednesday morning as part of their homecoming week activities. Candidate Brennan Horak was unable to attend. These articulate young people introduced themselves, answered questions posed to them from Principal Buchholz and had their pictures taken with Up with Day Care children. They have a busy week of activities with a parade and king and queen coronation to be held on Thursday evening, the football game Friday night at Case Field and a dance in the high school gym Saturday evening.

Classics Et Cetera for Sept. 21, included the overture to “The Surprises of Love” by Jean-Philippe Rameau; “The Wounded Heart” by Edvard Grieg; Nos. 1, 2 & 3 of “Dolly Suite” by Gabriel Fauré; “Because” by Guy d’Hardelot, sung by tenor Jan Peerce; 3rd Movement of Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”) by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Bonnie Annie Laurie,” march by John Philip Sousa.

“Dolly” is a suite of six piano and four hand pieces by the French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). The pieces were written over time to mark the birthdays and other events in the early life of Hélène Bardac, whose family called her “Dolly.” The manuscripts of each piece were presented to “Dolly” at the appropriate time. She was the daughter of Fauré’s mistress, Emma Bardac, who also had an affair with Georges Bizet, and was later married to Claude Debussy. She seemed to favor composers. Some music historians think Fauré was Dolly’s father.


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