Center Stage: Glee Club and Purduettes at Zionsville
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Purdue Varsity Glee Club wowed the audience with the opening number of the night.
Senior Tyler Ellis in the song, “It’s time to Begin.”
The different voice parts of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club held their own while singing “Glee Club”
The Glee Club ended their set with “Battle Hymn of the Republic." This is a tradition which Al Stewart, the first full time director of Glee Club practiced during his time with Purdue.
After the Glee Club wowed the audience, it was the Purduettes turn singing “It’s Today/Tonight.”
Senior Katie Peine, sang the solo in “Goody, Goody” during her last home show as a Purduette.
The ladies gossiped during “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
A song recently brought back to the Purduette set, “Cloudburst”, was enjoyed by the audience.
After the Purduettes final number, Bill Griffel invited the men of the Glee Club back onstage. He also invited the PMO Alumni in the audience onstange to sing in the Purdue fight song.
After the alumni left the stage, the Men and Women of Zionsville joined the Glee Club and Purduttes on the stage. Purduette director Jeff Vallier and Rachel Lane thanked those who made it possible for PMO to have another successful show at Zionsville.
As has become a tradition, Zionsville choral students joined PMO students in “There Will Always be a Song.” In this picture Jeff Vallier leads all the choirs in this beautiful song.
After the show the men were not ready for the show to be over so they continued to sing a few lobby songs including new men, Caleb Buuck and Jay Josephson.
Junior Ethan Lapham gives his carnation to the most beautiful lady in the audience as part of the Glee Club tradition.
Junior Allie Reith takes a moment from mingling to get a picture with members of her family, including her sister who had the chance to sing with Allie.
Freshman Alyssa McClelland mingles with some of the Zionsville choral members after the show.