St. Patrick's Purse Fundraiser Benefits Chattanooga Music Club March 14

Thursday, February 21, 2013

St. Patrick’s Purse, the Chattanooga Music Club’s annual fundraiser, will feature musical entertainment, a silent auction and a seated dinner catered by Dish T’Pass on Thursday, March 14.  Proceeds from the evening will be used to help fund the Music Club’s Young Musician Scholarships and to maintain the Memorial Auditorium’s 1924 Austin Pipe Organ.  The event will take place at 6 p.m. in Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St.   

The primary musical performer for the occasion will be Caroline Brown Hudson, principal harpist with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.  Ms. Hudson spent 15 years with the National Symphony Orchestra, only recently returning to her Chattanooga hometown, in 2010, to join the CSO. For the St. Patrick’s Purse Benefit Ms. Hudson will direct an  unusual and extraordinary harp quartet, officials said.   

Other scheduled musicians are Joe Simpson (bagpipe); Jim Bailiff (Irish tenor); and string and brass ensembles from the CSO Youth Orchestras.

Tickets are $40 and may be obtained by calling Linda Thompson at 899-9818.  Advanced reservations are necessary.


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