Opus I Music Society

The Opus I Music Society was founded to provide an opportunity for individuals of all musical backgrounds and any level of musical ability to meet monthly for the sake of promoting and enjoying music. The Society is affiliated with the Pennsyvania Federation of Music Clubs (PFMC) and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).

Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster program presenter,
Tatiana Sinelnikova, holding
donated book of his original songs

Purpose: To make music an integral part of the cultural, social and educational life of the community.

History: The Opus I Music Society began in 1991 at a meeting of five women who shared a common interest in forming a local, federated music club in the southern Butler County area.

Events: Members and special guests present a wide variety of music programs throughout the year for education and enjoyment.

Membership & Dues: Membership is open to everyone who enjoys music and guests are welcome. Dues are $35 annually and includes membership in PFMC and NFMC.

Times Signature Newsletters:

November 2020 issue

October 2020 issue
September 2020 issue

February 2020 issue
December 2019 issue
Officers:
President: Ruth Ann McChesney, pfmcRAM@hotmail.com
Vice President: Kathy Kemerer, kathykemerer04@gmail.com
Secretary: Kathy Csellar, kcsellar@consolidated.net
Treasurer: Linda Maurhoff, pfmcpres203@hotmail.com
Federation Secretary: Kathy Kemerer, kathykemerer04@gmail.com

Meetings: The Opus I Music Society meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month from September through May.

Location: LifePointe (formerly Mars) Alliance Church on Route 228 in Mars, PA which is located in southern Butler County about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Contact: For more information, contact any member of the club.

Opus pic
Dr. Glenn Utsch shares the music of
another Pittsburgh jazz pianist,
Erroll Garner, on April 8, 2019
Ryan Stewart
Ryan Stewart (and son) at his program on “Billy Strayhorn, Jazz Great of Pittsburgh”
Opus club
Dennis Lisac “volunteers” at Opus I’s fundraiser at Boscov’s, Clearview Mall, Butler
duet
Sept. 2018: (l to r) Margie Rinaman
and Kathy Kemerer at “Donuts and Duets”