Purdue Varsity Glee Club to Perform at HSE
Writer / Abby Craig
The Purdue Glee Club has entertained myriads of people during its tenure, performing an astoundingly diverse repertoire, including gospel, vocal jazz, swing music, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop pieces, folk melodies, patriotic standards, popular opera choruses, country songs and novelty tunes. The Glee Club performs 50 to 60 times a year for campus, community, state, national, and international events, astounding each audience with their melodies, harmonies, and vocal prowess. The group has toured in numerous countries, including Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, China, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. For the past 10 years, the group has toured Europe, giving special performances in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and France, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Not many think of music when they think of Purdue, but these men, along with six other ensembles in the Purdue Musical Organizations, have reached above and beyond expectations, led by talented Director William Griffel. They utilize small vocal ensembles and talented soloists to provide a unique show for each audience. After a performance at the Hilbert Circle Theater, George Bush, former President of the United States, even went so far as to say, “They were so good, I should have opened for them.”
The men embody the spirit of service and represent a multitude of different backgrounds and states across the country. In addition, the members maintain superb academics in majors ranging from engineering to English to education, and many more. They bring honor and pride to Purdue with every performance. International Industrialist Jurgen R. Grossman said, “The United States could not have a better group of ambassadors. They were wonderful.”
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will perform at Hamilton Southeastern High School at 7 p.m. February 10. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for students.
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