After practicing in lessons and jams, my HD students
played a Christmas program at the Health South Rehab
Hospital. Other music friends joined in on a variety of
Betty played prelude and special music for the Christmas Eve candlelight service at Collierville Christian Church.
Betty and her HD students held a jam session at the Abington Consigns store in Collierville TN, accompanied by Kevan Bailey on guitar and banjo, and Kimberly Moore on mountain dulcimer and fiddle. All players, staff and customers enjoyed the afternoon!
Betty, and Kevan Barley on guitar and banjo, enter-
tained the "Keenagers" of Decatur-Trinity Church
with folk tunes and hymns.
Accompanied by one of her hammered dulcimer
students, Bob Schwarz, Betty played her arrange-
ment of "The Hall of the Mountain King" in a
concert, along with several other musicians, to
benefit a youth organization.
Betty was priviledged to play the hammered dulcimer for the beautiful outdoor wedding and reception of the daughter of one of her HD students. The instrument played was the Russell Cook Edition 16/16 with built-in microphone pickups.
On the 10th of August Betty played at the Lindenwood Christian Church music
program (2400 Union Avenue, Memphis), accompanied by concert pianist Dr. Steve Katz. We played a composition written by Steve; a song called "Pishcu Li" earlier recorded in Hebrew and sung by Cantor Aryeh Samberg. The words are a setting of excerpts from Psalm 118.
Betty also accompanied Bob, who is an accomplished musician on several instruments, as he plays the alto recorder in a rendition of "Simple Gifts."
This program was repeated in a benefit concert for the Memphis Jewish Home on August 14th.
Enjoying a successful concert performance:
Dr. Betty Dawson, Dr. Sandra Dee, and
Bob and Betty on stage.
A number of accomplished musicians parti-
cipated, including pianists, singers, clarinetist.
Betty played for the annual Memorial Service
for Methodist Hospital-North, here pictured
with chaplain colleague, Dennis McDuffie.