Oldest music group goes on tour

Men's glee club and handbell choir
By Morgan Schutters, a sophomore from Berea, Ky.

WILMORE, KY— The men's glee club is hitting the road. Touring from March 27 to April 7 with the handbell choir, the group is more than ready.

Tim Bishop, a tenor for the men’s glee club is enthusiastic about the tour. Their itinerary involves musical concerts at Wesley Village in Wilmore on March 27, Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala., on April 3, First United Methodist Church in Dublin Georgia on April 4, Christ United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Ky., and Wilmore Free Methodist Church in Wilmore on April 6, with a concluding concert in chapel at Asbury College on April 7.

Bishop said, “The tour is going to be fun. I’ll have no worries. Seriously, it will be a great chance to minister to people and to reach the hearts of those in need and to bring glory God.”

The Asbury College Men’s Glee Club is the oldest active music group at Asbury College. This choral group has more than 75 years of excellent musical tradition, frequently representing Christ and Asbury College on tours through the United States. It is open to all male students at Asbury and includes men from a wide range of academic disciplines.

Jim Bob Hiatt is one of the members of Glee Club and is thankful to be involved. “In many ways, the tour is the culmination of all of our hard work learning music, and being able to share that with a much broader Christian community,” Hiatt said.

Music is a vital part of student life at Asbury College. The men’s glee club is one of the eight performing ensembles at Asbury. Schell, the chair of the music department and director for the men’s glee club, is a professor of organ and church music. He is looking forward to “sharing one of God’s gifts – music.”

Schell is also passionate about conveying to the world outside of Asbury that “God is alive and at work in the lives of our college students.” He added that going on tour is “so encouraging for people to see college students present their faith in a dynamic way. People who listen to the music the Glee Club shares are so excited to see students so passionate about the Lord.”

Tour Itinerary
March 27—Wesley Village Community Center, 3:30 p.m., Wilmore
April 3—Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7 p.m., Montgomery, Alabama
April 4—First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m., Dublin, Georgia
April 6—Christ United Methodist Church, 8:45 and 11 a.m., Bowling Green, Ky.
April 6—Wilmore Free Methodist Church 6 p.m., Wilmore

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