Violin and piano concert an honor

Published 1:46 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

By By Lee “Lavan” Martin
Accomplished pianist and organist Wendy Klopfenstein will be in concert at St. Anna's Episcopal Church in Poarch Sunday, May 7.
Wendy's program will consist of classical selections as well as easy listening Broadway tunes.
Born in Toronto, Canada Wendy grew up in a musical family. Her mother is a cellist and her father Edgar Clyde was a violist with the famous Hart House String Quartet in Canada and also was Professor of Music at Auburn University for 45 years.
Multitalented Wendy was a finalist and scholarship winner with the Miss Alabama Pageant for many years. She has appeared also with several symphony orchestras across the country and was asked to perform for President George Bush when he visited the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Wendy is well known in Atmore.
Prior to her retirement as organist and volunteer worker with the youth and senior citizens at St. John's Episcopal Church in Mobile, she was organist at St. Anna's and Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore.
In addition, while living in Atmore, she was president of the American Cancer Society and Fine Arts Council
Wendy presently maintains a busy schedule playing as a principal violinist with the Mobile Opera Orchestra, the Mobile Symphony, and the Pensacola Symphony, all in addition to a huge demand for her services as a soloist and performer.
It is a great honor and will be a great pleasure to have Wendy back at St. Anna's. Her concert is free, so please come and enjoy. St. Anna's is located in Poarch at the comer of Lynn McGhee Drive and Jack Springs Road.
Lee "Lavan" Martin is commander of the Atmore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7016.

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