OSU Men's Glee Club to perform free concert at MVNU
February 12, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- The Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club will present a concert on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University campus (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).
This Valentine’s weekend vocal concert is a FREE event, and will be performed by the 80-member OSU Men’s Glee Club under the direction of Dr. Robert Ward.
The purpose of the Men’s Glee Club is to promote participation in choral music, to create awareness of healthy vocal technique, and to provide an opportunity to experience and perform outstanding choral literature written or arranged for male voices. In addition to the wide variety of sacred and secular music performed, the Men’s Glee Club also combines with other university choruses and orchestras to perform major works.
The Men’s Glee Club has been sharing music with the OSU campus, community, and around the world since 1875. They are active with multiple concerts on and off campus and frequent trips both within the U.S. and abroad. Since 1985, the Men’s Glee Club has been invited to perform at two national conventions and four divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. They have also performed at numerous state and national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the Ohio Music Education Association. In March 2006, the Glee Club sang for the 42nd national symposium of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses, Inc. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 2007 appearances included concerts for the Ohio Choral Directors Association and the International Association of Kodaly Educators. In 2010, the Glee Club sang for the Central Division convention of the American Choral Director’s Association.
The Men’s Glee Club has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. In 1990, they participated in the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, where they won the male chorus competition by an unprecedented 20 points and, in the unanimous decision of the nine adjudicators, was proclaimed the “Choir of the World,” the first male chorus to receive this honor.
This concert is being sponsored by the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County, the Community Concert Association of Knox County, and the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County. Attendees will be encouraged to make a donation to the scholarship fund of their choice of the sponsoring organizations. All scholarship donations will be accepted by the sponsors in memory of Dean L. Spearman, a long-time supporter of the sponsor’s scholarship programs.
For more information about this event, visit the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County website at www.osuknoxalumni.com.