Center Stage: Glee Club in New Albany, IN
Sunday, September 11, 2011
After a long bus trip down to New Albany, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club arrive safely and begin set-up.
Freshmen Matt Wildrick and Daniel Pinkis work diligently on taping down sound cables.
Next is sound check with the Flashbacks, giving us a taste of the 70’s and 80’s.
The guys let joy fill the hall with “Ambassadors of Song”.
In honor of September 11th, the Glee Club opens the show with “America, We Arise”, an original piece in memory of 9/11, written by Assistant Director Ted Arthur.
Lighthouse brings a little Gospel to New Albany, IN.
Flashbacks takes the crowd on a time warp with “Copa Cabana”.
Director Bill Griffel gets into the spirit of the music as the second half begins.
The crowd goes to the movies as the men of the Glee Club bring Fall Cities their “Five-minute rendition of ‘The Wizard of Oz’.”
Senior Stephen DeWitte shares a touching moment as he sings his Glee Club lavaliere to his mother.
Sophomore Michael Eldridge helps finish the show with the Lee Greenwood favorite “God Bless the U.S.A.”.
After the show, freshman Jordan Streveler observes the tradition of the White Carnation.
Assistant Director Ted Arthur joins the crowd as he mingles with fans from the Purdue Club of Falls Cities. See you again next year!