2A - Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
2A - Wednesday, April 2, 2008 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
THE OLDEST STUDENT ORANITO
Singingt through the centuries
Few campus groups can boast that
past members had fought in the civil
war, but heading into its 150-year
anniversary, the Men's Glee- Club
The oldest student organization on
campus, the Glee Club was formed in
1859 by a small group of -men. Since
then,, it's steadily grown to include
about 100 students representing all
schools within the University.
LSA senior Eric Portenga, the
Glee Club's publicity manager, said
only a few of the club's members hail
from the School of Music. Instead, he
described the group as simply a col-
laboration of "guys who like to sing."
"Most sang in high school and
wanted to keep doing it," he said.
"Whatcbetter way thanto join a group
with a rich history?"
LSA junior Greg Fear, the Glee
Club's historian, said beyond the
singing, the history of the clu
"It is interesting to be ap
group as old as we are and t
respect it," he said.
Many of the'songs they sii
from the early 1900s when clu
hers performed in operas
the Union. Because only mE
allowed to perform in the
they took on women's roles
making for "an interesting
music," Fear said.
While the club has c
changed with the times, Pea:
still retains many of the tradi
its past. For over 100 yearst
has opened its concerts with'
atque Carmina," a song aboutI
versity sung in Latin. They',
ending each concert with tra
Michigan songs for almost as.
Glee Club alumni are ini
b is just join the group on stage to sing the
Michigan alms mater at the end of
:art of a every concert. Last Friday, the 1939
to really Glee Club President Dr. Colvin Gib-
son sang with the group in Washing-
ing stem ton D.C., Fear said.
oh mem- And in a more social tradition,
held at every Thursday after rehearsals,
en were members hang out at Cottage Inn
operas, over pizza and beer. David Wynne,
as well, a past member, left the club $15,000
array of when he died - specifically to fund
the Thursday night outings because
ertainly he said he enjoyed them so much.
rsaid, it Once a semester, club members cel-
itions of ebrate "David Wynne Day" and enjoy
the club a night out on his tab.
"Laudes The group goes on regional tours
the Uni- every winter and summer, along
ye been with performing internationally once
ditional every four years. They'll be jetting off
long, to Spain at the end of this month.
vited to BETH WITTENSTEIN
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Courtesy of the Mon's Glee Club
The Men's Glee Club is the oldest Unisersity Organiza-
tien still actise today, The troop was founded in 159
and now includes about 100 students.
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