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Since its inception in 1909, the Thursday Music Club has been very active in the musical life of this city and county.  The Club organized the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in Zanesville, and this year will be the 84th year of the performance with a chorus of approximately 85 singers, 5 professional soloists, and a 21-piece orchestra of professional musicians.  The club also organized an annual handbell festival held in November, and this year will be the 24th year for that event.  About six local bell choirs ring individually and "in mass" for the festival under the baton of a guest conductor.

Development and encouragement of youth involved in music in the Zanesville and Muskingum County area is one of our priorities.  Annually we organize and conduct a Junior Music Club Festival Recital for all music students in grades K-8.  We also organize and conduct a Young Musicians Summer Music Camp Scholarship Competition for grades 9-11 (where two scholarships are awarded to attend summer music camps).  Through a partnership with OUZ we provide a grand piano for use in their Elson Hall.

This year marks the 75th season for the Zanesville Concert Association, which was started by The Thursday Music Club.  The Concert Association provides four outstanding concerts or other performing groups annually. These concerts frequently include noted symphony orchestras from around the world, ballets, operas, and popular musical performers, including, in recent  years, the Oakridge Boys and the Osmond Brothers.  The 2013-14 season will showcase Vince Gill, The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, and David Tolley.

Visit the website at Zanesville Concert Association for more information




"Go Into Music Not Over It"


To promote the educational and cultural standards of musical art in the community