What a Reunion!
Two rehearsals, a 75 minute performance, two receptions, lots of schmoozing and informal vocalizing, exchanges of memories, stories and downright exaggerations, seeing old friends and making some new ones and - just maybe - the beginning of an effort to organize some other alum singing activities in the future.
Read the whole report here.
About 100 singers participated, with close to 90 performing. Distribution of participants was bi-polar with heavy participation by alums from the 60's and 80's. More men than women, given the club's history, though the vocal balance was just fine in the audience.
The audience estimate is 250-300, including many children of singing alums. The audience knew enough to stand (or come up front to join in) when we sang "Sans Souci."
Bruce Trinkley CC 1966 and Jerry Weale CC 1957 provided the musical direction, with pre-reunion assistance from former Associate Director Gary de Sesa and 2009-2010 Glee Club conductor David Harris taking the podium for three numbers.
See the whole performance program here.
We received some priceless additions to the Library's files on Glee Club history, including rosters, concert programs, photos, fliers, posters and files. If you have similar material you're willing to contribute, let us know.