Men's Glee Club
The 2006-2007 Men’s Glee Club had an exciting year of rehearsing, ministering, performing, and enjoying the camaraderie of being together. The ensemble had 22 members in the Fall Semester and 24 members in the Spring Semester and was privileged to have Emma Swayne serve as their fine piano accompanist, as well as the only female member!
The Glee Club had the opportunity to minister in Chapel five times during the year, including a service featuring the music of Charles Wesley and a Christmas Chapel with the Concert Band and Women’s Choir. In addition to three other campus concerts, they also enjoyed performing in three off-campus venues. The group was asked to sing for the Scholarship Banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Lexington. (Having those guys show up for the dinner in tuxedos was a smart marketing idea by the Admissions Department!) They also joyfully ministered to the residents of Wesley Village, a retirement community in Wilmore, and to the members of several area churches who gathered for a concert at Southland Evangelical Methodist Church in Lexington.
The group concluded their year on an energetic note with their now infamous version of “Manly Men” by Kurk Knecht and a rousing rendition of “I Bought Me a Cat” by Aaron Copland. The Asbury University Men’s Glee Club continues to be a wonderful ensemble for men to share in each other’s lives and spread their joy of the Lord to others through song!
For a look at the group getting ready for their spring 2008 tour, go to: http://www.asbury.edu/press/glee08
The Men's Glee Club is directed by Dr. Mark Schell , Professor of Organ and Church Music, who also serves as Chair of the Music Department.