Tuesday Musicale turns 100

Adele Zelenka says 100 years is "pretty much a record' for local clubs. The West Olive woman is the current president of the 45-member Tuesday Musicale, which celebrated its centennial this week at the Grand Haven Community Center. "It was women who got together in their homes in the beginning and gave musical programs because they wanted to influence the music in this community,' Zelenka explained the club's origins. "They wanted people to have music to listen to and to join into to.'
Mark Brooky
Sep 16, 2011


Tuesday Musicale has evolved a little over the 100 years since Mary Soule hosted the club’s first meeting and program in her Grand Haven home in January 1911.

“We don’t meet every week anymore, like they used to,” Zelenka said. “But we do meet once a month, and then not in the summer.”

Tuesday Musicale opened its 2011-12 season with its typical hour-or-so-long program on Sept. 13. Mayor Roger Bergman presented a City Council proclamation that the day was officially Tuesday Musicale Day in Grand Haven.

The membership number has remained fairly steady over the years, Zelenka said, at between 40 and 50. Currently, four members are men and most of the group is over the age of 50.

Tuesday Musicale next meets at the Community Center at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 11. Baritone soloist Tom Clark, accompanied by pianist Dr. Solee Clark, is the scheduled program.



To read more of this story, see today's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

To see more photos from the concert, click here.


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