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Men’s Glee Club Presents Spring Concert

glee.jpgBOONE — The Men’s Glee Club at Appalachian State University presents its spring concert Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Clinton Parker directs the group.

The performance will include barbershop tunes, sea chanteys, and sacred and Celtic music. The vocal ensemble “What’s Yer Pleasure” also will perform. Selections include “Saints Bound for Heaven,” Songs of a Young Man,” “Lament of a Fisher’s Wife,” “Fight the Good Fight,” “The Lord is My Shepherd,” “Salvation is Created,” and other compositions.

Parker organized the group in 1962 while an undergraduate student at Appalachian. The musical ensemble began as an extra-curricular activity and later became one of the accredited performing organizations in the School of Music.

Associate conductor is Michael Clawson, minister of music at First Baptist Church in Boone and a former student of Parker’s.

Special guests being recognized during the performance include Darlene Parker, Cindy Clawson, Dr. and Mrs. Phil Paul and Ann Miles. Paul was director of the organization for 35 years. Miles served as accompanist for the group. Also being recognized are graduating seniors Gene Branon, Charlie Wilkins, Tom Honeycutt, Russ Minatel and Rob Holliday.

Activities of the Men’s Glee Club include performances across the Southeast and at various universities, music festivals and with professional groups such as the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, the intercollegiate Men’s Choruses Association and the North Carolina Music Educator’s Association.

For more information, call the School of Music at 262-3020.

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