The Sphinx Organization and the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club (UMMGC) are pleased to announce a partnership in presenting a newly composed work titled “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by composer Joel Thompson. This is a powerful multi-movement work honoring the lives of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford. This commission is made possible in part with the support of Linda and Stuart Nelson.
“We are honored to partner with Michigan’s Glee Club on such an important milestone year! The work of Joel Thompson and Eugene Rogers has been truly visionary: we feel that the piece embodies the power of the arts during this critical time for our communities” said Sphinx President and Artistic Director Afa Dworkin.
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The Men's Glee Club was featured in the Michigan Today alumni magazine. This magazine is delievered to over 350,000 Michigan Alumni worldwide. President Patrick Kiessling, Parlimentarian Emeritus Member Daniel Walden, Composer and Professor Kristin Kuster and Director Dr. Eugene Rogers were all featured in the article. A new song lyrics submission webpage will go live on September 1st.
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The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club is holding auditions for the Fall 2016 semester on September 8th and 9th from 6-10pm in the Michigan Union. Students from all schools in the University of Michigan are encouraged to audition for our 157th year of song. Our sign-up list and more information can be found here.
The Glee Club had a successful two-week tour of South Africa. They performed for audiences in Soweto, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town in schools, churches and concert halls. Here is a picture of the group at Signal Moutain upon their arrival in the beautiful Cape Town.
Join us November 10th & 11th, 2017 to commemorate the University of Michigan's Bicentennial through the spirit of men singing!
This celebratory symposium will host sessions led by world-renowned presenters, feature performances by premier choral groups, and culminate in a global concert with participants joining together at the famed Hill Auditorium.
More information coming soon.
The Glee Club had a great time performing in Dayon, OH two weeks ago for our Winter Tour. We've received pictures from Dave Grupe, an alumnus of the Glee Club, who was a great help in planning the Dayton concert. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page, and while you're there, make sure to like us!
As we continue to approach our concert this Friday in St. Joseph, Michigan, we're being featured in a local radio ad that will be playing this week advertising our concert. Check it out on our SoundCloud account
On Friday, January 31st, the Glee Club will start its winter tour with a concert in St. Joseph, Michigan. Mr. Dana Wales, adviser at Dana Wales & associates and alumnus of the Glee Club, has been kind enough to sponsor an 18 minute segment about the Glee Club on WSJM, a local radio station. This segment can be found at this link. We'd like to thank Mr. Wales for his generous support and hope all who are in the area can come see what is sure to be a great concert!
The Glee Club would like to announces its publishing of an interactive timeline on our website! Our major media manager Billy Cedar along with our historians Sakib Jabbar and Jon Bohenick have been working hard to compile a virtual journey through the history of the Glee Club. This will be constantly updated as we receive more information from the Bentley Historical Library and from any alumni who might have their own stories or materials to share.
The Glee Club has been quite busy the last two weeks as we have been enthusiastically contacting all of our alumni as part of our Phone-A-Thon Engagement Drive. It certainly has been a rewarding experience across the board; both our new clubbers and the alumni they’ve called have been very conversational and excited to be in touch with the members of Club 154.
We have re-focused the fundraising drive that comes with Phone-A-Thon to be in line with our new organizational case statement. Since we are in the Fall Semester and our cohort of New Clubbers have only just begun to receive their tuxedos, we’ve been especially concentrated on improving the Club’s Appearance Endowment. The Appearance Endowment is charged with improving the accessibility of the Glee Club by removing (if not someday eliminating) the financial boundary for new and prospective members that comes with the purchase of concert attire.
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