Message from the President

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 137th season of the Chopin Club.  It is a testament to the club, the community, and to its loyal and dedicated members, that we continue our mission as the second oldest organization of its kind in the United States. 

Every year, we engage the musical talents of our region to join together with their colleagues in the performance of interesting and diverse programs at our beautiful home, the Mary K. Hail Music Mansion.  Our active member volunteers and guest artists  present monthly Musicales of high quality ----free to the public---followed by a Tea Reception.  We also support young musicians through our scholarship program which provides financial assistance to talented high school students entering college and to  students already enrolled in college studies in music. In addition, we sponsor two student clubs who present monthly recitals in the Music Mansion salon.   

To continue our mission, revenues must support our many programs. Every season, costs escalate, be they hall rental for two dozen concerts, which include sixteen programs for young people, publicity, piano maintenance, refreshments, and the like. As a registered not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, your donations are fully tax-deductible and much appreciated.

We encourage new membership in the Chopin Club.  Whether you are an active performer or a member of our audience, we welcome your participation.  Forms for Membership are available at each of our concerts or on our web site at  One may become a new member at any time during the season. 

I look forward to seeing you at our programs, which take place monthly from October –May, Sundays at 2 pm. A complete listing is printed in this Yearbook. I invite you to visit our web site throughout the season for up-to-date news on all of our events and activities.   As a member, you also receive our bi-annual Newsletter. 

Grateful thanks to all of you who give generously of your time, talent, and for your ongoing financial support of the Chopin Club.

Barbara Speer

To Check for Snow Cancelation:

Call 401-421-3350 After 8:30am Day

Of Concert. Cancelation will also be posted on the Events Calendar webpage

If you read that there is a cancelation there is no need to call.

Barbara Speer, President

Frédéric Chopin
Born:  1 March 1810, Zelazowa Wola (Poland)
Died:  17 October 1849, Paris (France)

“A man of exquisite heart and... mind” – Delacroix

"He did not need either to astonish or to overwhelm…he sought for delicate sympathy rather than for noisy enthusiasm." - Liszt