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April 2009

In This Issue

  • Welcome to the NEW E-Laudes
  • Spring Tour, East Coast 2009
  • NEW CD: Under the Pyrenees
  • 150th Anniversary Updates
  • Chanticleer Visits UMMGC!

Welcome to the NEW E-Laudes

We hope you enjoy this new design of eNews, which we have decided to name eLaudes. The entire alumni team would like to send a gracious thank you to Eric Bidelman, who designed the newsletter for us. Have comments, questions, or concerns about the new layout? Email us at mgc.alumni@umich.edu

Upcoming Concerts & Events

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Spring Tour, East Coast 2009
May 6-16   [ More Info ]

Join the Glee Club as we travel up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, wishing a fond farewell to our first 149 years. Tour stops include New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, Bethesda, MD, High Point, NC, and Hilton Head Island, SC.

NEW CD: Under the Pyrenees

We are happy to announce the release of our new album "Under the Pyrenees", recorded live in Spain during the 2008 Spring Tour. More information is available online at ummgc.org.

150th Anniversary Updates

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THE 150TH IS COMING! Planning is already well underway for a weekend of tradition, camaraderie, and musical excellence to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Club. Watch your mail for details of the weekend, April 8-10 in Ann Arbor - events will include an alumni concert, opportunities to meet up with clubbers from your years, and of course the spring Hill concert. If we don't have your postal address, or if you can point us to guys you sang with who may not be on our list, please go to our website at www.ummgc.org to update our information. If you're interested in getting involved, please e-mail mgc.150th@umich.edu

Chanticleer Visits UMMGC!

The University Musical Society, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and the Men's Glee Club collaborated to present a master class by "the world's reigning male chorus" (New Yorker) in conjunction with Chanticleer's concert stop in Ann Arbor the evening of January 29.

Club rescheduled its regular evening rehearsal so that the guys could attend the concert, and over 60 of the 100 took the opportunity to buy reduced-rate tickets to what was an astoundingly powerful evening of music. Chanticleer twice made gracious mention of Club during the concert - even responding to our snaps with some of their own - and came out en masse to Cottage Inn after the concert to join our troops for the usual mix of singing and merriment. It was a highly educational and memorable residency that Clubbers will be talking about for years to come.

Chanticleer with the Glee Club