On Saturday I attended the Men’s Glee Club concert titled Our Victory and Pride: Singing in the Key of Michigan Since 1859. I have been to multiple concerts of the Men’s Glee Club, however, this one was by far my favorite! The concert celebrated Michigan’s composers as a part of the bicentennial celebration. And if you missed this concert, there will be another celebrating the bicentennial in the fall!
I absolutely loved all of the songs that were sung, and could definitely see the tie to Michigan in them. Some of the composers such as Kristin Kuster (composer of “given a body” and “Michigan: Unite”), Shawn Crouch (composer of “The Peace of Wild Things”), and William Brehm (“I will remember, my Michigan”) were in the audience on Saturday night. The Men’s Glee Club also sang an awesome “Motown Medley” arranged by director Eugene Rogers and JDM. My personal favorite had to have been “The Map”. “The Map” took us on a drive through the state of Michigan and highlighted some of the more popular cities. The hilarious and lovable group of The Friars also made an appearance, singing some of their songs.
The Men’s Glee Club closed their concert with the popular “Varsity and the Victors” as well as “The Yellow and Blue”, in which they invited the alumni of the Men’s Glee Club onstage. This was such a fun concert to attend and I’m looking forward to part two on November 10 and 11 at the International Male Chorus Symposium!