Center Stage: Glee Club at Saint Mary's Cathedral
Bristling with energy, the Glee Club waits in their dressing room at St. Mary's Cathedral for the start to their exciting day.
The folks at St. Mary's are even kind enough to provide the Glee Club with an incredibly wonderful meal.
The whole group takes their time and charges up with energy from the great meal to start off a wonderful evening of singing.
After dinner the Glee Club heads straight into the cathedral to begin rehearsal and preparation for the evening.
Finally, as the clock strikes 7:30PM, the Glee Club takes the stage to begin one of their favorite shows of the year.
The group's director, Bill Griffel, takes a moment after the opening number to welcome everyone in the audience and express how excited the whole group is for the show.
Freshman, Ryan Gurreri, takes the microphone and fervently sings the solo to the great spiritual "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel."
Senior, Taylor Reiff, is the first of the night to present a favorite of the Glee Club traditions, the lavaliere.
The Glee Club then unveils a new piece, which aptly combines both the resonance and reverence of the venue, titled "Ubi Caritas," a famous hymn of the Catholic Church.
Sophomore, John Evelo, takes a second to lighten the mood a bit as he tells the story of being the "girl who can't say no."
The group then finishes the first half of their show with a few more pieces and excitedly prepares for the closing half of the night.
Early in the second half, the Glee Club features a piece by a quartet that is brand new to the Glee Club, Eu4ia, a barbershop quartet.
Senior, Jay Josephson, then presents a lavaliere to his fiancée after their recent engagement.
The Glee Club takes a second to leave the beautiful St. Mary's Cathedral to travel to the wonderful land of Oz and retell the great story of Dorothy and her friends.
Finally, to end the show, Navy veteran and freshman, Derek Beaver, sings the solo to the inspiring "God Bless the USA."