~  THE SONG, "MY RIVER"  ~

   
   

 The background for MY RIVER

   Preparing for the 100th reunion, it was remembered that composer William Prunty, descendant of Gov. Ephraim Morgan and David Morgan, had sketched the beginnings of a musical based on the famous Indian-fight incident, while David's family was living at Pricketts Fort. This play and music was discovered among William's music, and one of the songs, MY RIVER: MONONGAHELA, was used during the opening celebration for the 100th reunion in 2007. Jonathan Turner performed the song in colonial garb. 

     Robert Ellis and Jo Ann Lough  are working to produce the musical that was begun by William Prunty -- with a few scenes at each of the next few reunions, and with the full musical being produced in 2013, the 150th anniversary of the date of the founding of West Virginia as a state.

Listen To "My River" as performed by Jonathan Turner.
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    Jonathan Turner is the son of Dr. Candace Chidester and Dr. Tom Turner of Fairmont. He studied piano and organ for 10 years with Robert Ellis, performing frequently in performances sponsored by WVMTA (WV Music Teachers Association), and has been a cantor at St. Peter the Fisherman parish since second grade. Throughout high school he was a member of Fairmont Senior High's Madrigals and a member of the WV All-State Chorus. He earned a perfect score on his SAT scores, one of 160 in the country. He now attends WVU.

  
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