|by Karen Handley • February 17, 2004|
Crawfordsville, IN — Offering richly varied programs of choral music for men’s voices, the Wabash College Glee Club will travel to cities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky March 7-14.
Founded over more than one hundred year ago, the Wabash College Glee Club has earned a wide reputation through its annual tours throughout the United States, its recordings, and its European concerts. Under its current director, Dr. Lawrence Bennett, the members of the Glee Club sing about thirty concerts each year and serve as "Goodwill Ambassadors" for the College.
The Glee Club will kick off its annual spring tour in Pittsburgh by singing twice on March 7. In the morning the ensemble will offer anthems at the Calvary Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m., and in the evening the men of the Glee Club will join the women of the Chatham College Choir for a special concert, beginning at 8:00 p.m., in Campbell Memorial Chapel on the Chatham College campus. The Chatham Choir is directed by Dr. Margaret Ross Mehl,
On March 8 at 8:00 p.m. the Glee Club will join forces with another women’s choir, a group directed by Dr. Sandra Mathias, at the Kerns Chapel on the campus of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. The concerts at Chatham College and Capital University will include a wide variety of love songs, folk songs, spirituals, and music for theater, as well as sections of the beautiful Mass in G by Franz Schubert.
In Nashville, the Glee Club will be hosted by Hume Fogg High School for a morning assembly on March 10 at 9:25 a.m. In the evening the singers will perform a concert at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Traveling to Louisville, the men of Wabash will offer a full concert at the First Unitarian Church in Louisville at 8:00 p.m. on March 12.
The tour will end with performances at the Anderson Hills United Methodist Church (Cincinnati) on March 14. In the morning the Glee Club will present anthems at the 11:00 a.m. service, and in the afternoon, beginning at 2:30 p.m., the singers will share a special concert with the nationally recognized Delta Kings Barbershop Group.
Wabash College is a private liberal arts college for men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana and was founded in 1832. Long known as one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, Wabash is home to the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. Wabash also is included in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges That Change Lives, and is ranked among the nation's best colleges by U.S. News and World Report.