Center Stage: Glee Club Fall Break Day 2
The Glee Club traveled from Milwaukee to Palos Park Presbyterian Church. The congregation was delighted to have PVGC in their beautiful sanctuary.
At early morning call times, the men of the Glee Club can take a little bit to warm up. Here, Bill preps the men with some motivation and encouragement.
As part of the morning festivities, the Glee Club rehearses a “surround” song. These guys sure love to fill a sanctuary with song!
Lighthouse performed as a part of the morning service at Palos Park. They debuted their new song this morning: “At the Feet of Jesus."
Here, Senior Ryan McLean and some other Glee Clubbers point out just where Palos Park is located around Chicago. How far to downtown, gents?
Prior to the service, the men of the PVGC had some time to partake in some refreshments and socialize. Orange juice and coffee sure make a morning go smooth!
Junior John Lindstrom takes some of the delectable treats offered by the church. Thanks for the wonderful refreshments Palos Presbyterian!
A group of assorted gentlemen even decided to partake in the brisk fresh morning air before worshiping. What a beautiful morning it was!
The Glee Club would like to sincerely thank our hosts in Palos Park, friends of PMO, Art and Kathy Lorenz. Their hospitality and spirit for Purdue was wonderfully refreshing and the opportunity to return to the area after a few years was one that we will never forget. Here Bill takes a minute to grab a quick photo with the Lorenz’s.
As the service began, the Glee Club filled the rafters with song. The members truly enjoyed the addition to the service!
Following the show, sophomores Allan Summers, Trey Smith, and junior Tyler Ellis greet members of the congregation, thanking them for their invitation to worship.
After a wonderful morning at Palos Park Presbyterian Church, the men of the PVGC traveled to Trinity College for an afternoon performance. The show was in the Ozinga Chapel on the College’s main campus.
Freshman Logan Pankratz immediately got to work with the rest of the Properties committee at the Chapel to complete the setup.
Sophomore Ethan Lapham desperately searches for some cables in “Rack 1." Without this essential piece of equipment, a monstrous conglomerate of cords might entangle the entire Glee Club.
During the warm-up, Jacob Ludwig gives his guitar a nice tune up.
As you can tell, the job of the Sir of Properties, David Wyant, includes a lot of flexibility and physical effort. It’s not every day that you see a Glee Clubber climbing under pianos, especially to check the wiring on the wireless rack!
Even Assistant Director Ted Arthur joins in the setup as he helps sophomore Michael Blakley through some music for the bass guitar.
The gentlemen of PVGC began a wonderful lunch at Trinity College’s dining facility by blessing the food and fellowship in song.
The Glee Club honored friends of PMO, Annette Lamb and Kris Anderson for all their hard work during our tour. Enjoy the flowers, ladies!
Before departing for the performance, the men of PVGC serenaded the staff at the dining facility with the country hit, “Sold."
Newman Jordan Buck makes sure all those creases are removed from his tux prior to the show. Way to be on top of your uniform, Jordan!
The beautiful Chapel rang with the voices of the Glee Club as they began the show with “Praise to the Lord."
These guys sure do have fun up on stage! A “play to the audience” always brings out the expressive side of the Glee Club.
Senior Aaron Strand took a moment during the show to lavaliere his mother, Thea. As always, this touching tradition brought tears to Mrs. Strand’s eyes and to many other eyes in the audience.
At the end of the show, Bill brought Art and Kathy Lorenz onstage to present them with a signed photo of the Glee Club and some other PMO goodies. The Glee Club once again thanks the Lorenz’s for their hospitality and invitation for the entire day!
As a plea for peace in this world, the Glee Club finished the show with the powerful “Tribute to World Peace." Of all the songs that the Glee Club sings, it is the one that time and time again seems to bring audiences to their feet. Of course, that is with the exception of our favorite song that finishes every full show: “Hail Purdue!”