Welcome to the TheMusicFest.net! And HAPPY 45th Reunion!
There are 7 pages (with 10 songs on each page) of “Top 100” songs from the year 1970 posted on this website in honor of our 45th Reunion celebration on this first weekend of October of 2015.
When you scroll down to the 10th song, you will find an embedded hyperlink by clicking on “HERE”. Doing so will bring you to the next page of 10 songs dedicated to the 45th Christ the King Class Reunion. There are 70 songs altogether which can also be accessed by clicking on the following links:
So, have fun with this music site and don’t forget to show your kids all the awesome musicianship of that golden era of rock and pop. We tried to find the best video versions of each 1970 top tune on YouTube which really captured the spirit of the late ’60s and early ’70s.
We sincerely hope everyone will enjoy this GREAT music that we were so fortunate to grow up with. WOW, where would we have been without our music?!
P.S. What this REUNION music celebration is missing is a drum solo by Michael Rotondo, an accordion performance by Chuck Loury and an Irish jig from Eileen MacDonald Roush. Let’s not forget the inspirational singing of Mrs. Betty Gefell during the 11 AM High Mass every Sunday—boy were we blessed!
P.P.S. Many thanks are in order to all the lovely CTK ladies who organized this GREAT Reunion event. Your fellow classmates are very grateful to Ellen Schnurr, Eileen McDonald Roush, Barbara Crugnale Fox, Patty Hartman Smith, Sue Klee Mlejnek and Tracey Hamm Schulz. Y’all did a wonderful job!
Who served as one of the many GREAT inspirations for the TheMusicFest.com
Before there was the British Invasion of Rock ‘n’ Roll bands during the mid-1960s, there was the Christ the King Church Choir led by the incomparable Director Betty Gefell. In fact, it was the wonderful singing of Margaret “Betty” Gefell who introduced the creator of this website to some of the most sublime music ever composed.
Without missing a single Sunday, Betty sang — often solo — the various parts of the High Mass as though she was temporarily transported to the heavenly realms. Truly, her angelic voice was as sweet and sublime as one will ever hear in a church choir.
In the early days Betty sang all of those moving Roman Catholic hymns found in the venerable tradition of the Latin Mass. Each rendition was delivered with the heart and soul of a gandharva who was visiting Earth from her celestial abode every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM.
Both father and mother of “this particular Sunday churchgoer” made sure that the whole family attended the High Mass without fail. They knew quite well that “he or she who sings, prays twice”. So, in the absence of their own singing ability, they counted on the “best” choral director ever to inspire us … which Betty surely did.
There was never any doubt that Betty did a whole LOT of praying this way as her persona radiated benevolence and good will. Her ever-present lovingkindness stood as testimony to the grace which is showered upon those who regularly “sing praises to the Lord”.
Betty was a founding member of the Church’s Seton Club where her generosity of spirit found all manner of creative expression. She was also engaged in other musical capacities throughout her life, especially teaching her craft to those who valued her awesome gift. Unfailingly, Mrs. Gefell — as we called her — served as a glowing example of the power of devotional singing to the Divine and Most High.
Thank you, Betty, from all of us at Christ the King!
Our deepest gratitude to you for inspiring us and teaching us, for edifying us and enlightening us, for moving us to tears of joy, and touching the tenderness of our hearts as no other adult ever did.
May God Bless You Always, and Keep you forever in the Great Choir in Heaven!