BETHLEHEM — Alan Cline, a 2012 Gretchen McKee Scholarship winner, will entertain the Thursday Music Club at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodview’s Charhouse, formerly the Gathering Place, on Bethlehem Boulevard.
Debbie Breiding, a West Liberty University music instructor, will accompany Cline. Bettie Steele and Geri Sloane will sponsor the concert.
President Geri Sloane will conduct a short business meeting before the entertainment.
A luncheon will be catered by the Charhouse restaurant. There is a fee and a reservation is required. To make a reservation, call Emily Mayer at 304-232-1714 by Tuesday morning.
Breiding and Teresa Podolski-Cybulski will be in charge of table decorations. Members Candia Riddle and Joyce Weisal will greet members and guests.
Cline, a dramatic baritone, grew up in Wellsburg. He is a graduate of Brooke High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from West Liberty University where he studied with Linda Cowan. He resides in Wheeling with his wife, Lara, and maintains a private voice studio at C.A. House Music.
Since his last performance for the Thursday Music Club in 2012, he moved to Rochester, New York, and earned a master’s degree in vocal performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music. During his time there, he won or placed in every voice competition the school had to offer, including winning the 2015 Concerto Competition and the Graduate Jury Prize.
A frequent participant in vocal competitions, Cline won the Pittsburgh district of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2017 and 2019, won the Great Lakes Region in 2018 and was a national semi-finalist that year, competing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Upcoming appearances include several recitals in the spring and his debut in Asia this summer as a soloist with Bachfest Malaysia and the Mendelssohn Choir of Malaysia