Anne Davies Thomas 24 Sep 1958
TW«!T» MRS. MOVER D. THOMAS, the former Miss Ann Davies, o£,Menlo Park, Calif., who will < direct a Gymanfa to be held • A Welsh Songfest Sunday at Second • Presbyterian Church Mrs. Moyer D. Thomas, the ior- ; mer Miss Ann Davies, who taught music at Emporia State College" from 1922 until her marrige in 1952, will be the director for a Gymanfa, or songfest. to be held at 4 p..m. Sunday afternoon .in the Second Presbyterian Church, Fourth Avenue Avenue and Market Street. The church choir will provide the basis of the music and will sing Welsh songs. The audience will participate in singing the - English words. Mrs. Elvin Perkins will be the organist. organist. A tea will be served in the -church dining room following the program, Mrs. D. R. Davis and Mrs. David Jones are in charge of arrangements for the tea. Mrs. Thomas, choral conductor, organist, pianist, composer, and -arfmnger, was born in Wales and educated in England and the United United States. While in Emporia she organized the St. David's Chorus, and the Children's choir of the Second Presbyterian Church. She married Dr. Moyer D. Thomas in 1952 and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was active in msic circles and was assistant choral .director ef the Salt Lake City Oratorio Choral Society. Now living in Menlow Park, Calif., she is directing five choruses choruses and has been directing Gyman- fas in many parts of the United States and Canada. She was first at 4 p. m. Sunday afternoon in the Second Presbyterian Church. The public is invited to the songfest and to the tea which will follow. woman to direct the National Gymanfa, held in 1952 in Columbus, Ohio. Last fall she directed a Gy- manfa sponsored by the Council of Churches, Merinoeth, North Wales. She will direct three 'this fall, in Emporia, Corner, Ohio, and San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Thomas and her mother, Mrs. Thomas R. Davies, will come Friday and will be in Emporia for a week before going to Ohio. They will be houseguests of Mrs. Thomas' Thomas' sister. Mrs. J. Manuel Hughes and Mr. Hughes. New Records Ready At Public Library New long-play records for adults have been added to the music section of Emporia's Public Library, Library, ranging from "The Music Man," current Broadway musical comedy, to operas and ¡concertos. For children, new recoras include fairy tales, folk songs, and stories. The records can bij checked out for two-week periods. Two adult fiction books have been but in circulation: "Lawful Pursuit," by Evelyn, and "Death of the Party," by Fenisong. New books for children include "Look ing for Something," "Torten'i Christmas Secret," and "Beethoven, "Beethoven, Master Musician." For teenage teenage readers, there are two new volumes: "Peter Graves," by Du Bois, and "Young Mary Stuart Queen of Scotts," by King.