HAZARD — On Sunday, Aug. 21, Mary Sue Webb Gee and Bobbie Webb Bevins will showcase their vocal and piano talents with a concert at Bowman Memorial Methodist Church in Hazard starting at 3:00 p.m. The audience will be treated to music based primarily on folk melodies from different cultures.
Mary Sue Webb Gee and Bobbie Webb Bevins are sisters with a shared love for music that has spanned throughout their lives. The sisters credit their parents, Bob and Irene Webb, as well as their piano teacher, Grace Copeland, and their vocal coach from MSU, James Beane, for mentoring them and strongly influencing their passion for music. Both sisters received their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Morehead State University.
Mary Gee moved to Central California with her husband, Howard, following her college studies. She operates a voice studio there today. Her resume includes performances as a soloist with the San Luis Obiso Mozart Festival and the Carmel Bach Festival. She has also sung with the Roger Wagner Chorale and has appeared in Opera SLO as several Mozart heroines.
Bobbie Webb Bevins and her husband, David, have spent most of their time together in the Eastern Kentucky region, where Bobbie has worked as a school teacher, along with teaching choral music and piano lessons. She has also accompanied choirs and musical productions, along with working in church music.
The sisters have never forgotten their Hazard roots and they look forward to reconnecting with their many friends and relatives in the area and sharing their musical talents with them.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.