Board members of the Sewickley Music Club recently visited Sewickley Cemetery over the holidays to lay a wreath at the headstone of their club’s original founder, former Sewickley native Olive Nevin.
Music Club Chairman of the Board, Tamey Zahrobsky, felt it was an important gesture to mark the close of the club’s centenary year, as well as to signify their respect for Nevin’s vision and diligence. in the establishment of the club in Sewickley 100 years ago.
Nevin was a prominent figure in the music world in his day and performed around the world as a soprano singer.
Zahrobsky, during her six years at Sewickley Music Club and now as newly elected president, works hard to preserve the club’s history. She contacted the Sewickley Library and the Sewickley Historical Society to collaborate on past and present events and archived material relating to the club’s existence.
The club has recently seen an increase in membership and hopes to continue this trend, keeping Nevin’s business alive. The club meets six times a year, bringing in local and national musical talent to perform their highly skilled craft at events for club members.
The tradition of the performance followed by tea and an evening continues today.
Those interested in becoming a member can contact Suzanne Fenello at 724-316-3631 or visit the club’s Facebook page, The Sewickley Music Club.