Fairfield University Glee Club presents Star Spangled Showcase

The Fairfield University Glee Club will present “Star Spangled Showcase,” featuring Broadway favorites and patriotic tunes, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at the University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature performances by the full Glee Club, conducted by Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M., the all-male a cappella group The Bensonians, the all-female chamber group Sweet Harmony and The Chamber Singers and the world premiere of “But Now I See” by Robert Schwartz ‘16.

The Glee Club will start the evening with “Star Spangled Banner,” commemorating the 250th anniversary of its composing, and continue through a program of primarily American music, including “On My Own” from “Les Miserables,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl” and selections from “Avenue Q.” The performance features the premiere of Schwartz’ “But Now I See” scored for choir, soloists and percussion. The composition is a medley of spirituals, beginning with “Sign of the Judgment” and including “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Get Down Moses.”

The Fairfield University Glee Club, founded in 1947, is the oldest club on the Fairfield University campus. The members share a deep love for music and a common desire to achieve excellence in it. The Glee Club numbers over 130 undergraduate and graduate singers. It is the parent organization of two additional choral ensembles: Sweet Harmony and The Bensonians. The Fairfield University Chamber Singers is the first mixed choir on campus. Founded in 1982 by Dr. Maxwell and Dr. Orin Grossman, it is an ensemble of auditioned singers, whose advanced repertoire, both sacred and secular, have led to a wide acclaim in the area.

Tickets, at $10 general admission and $6 students, are available through the Quick Center Box Office at quickcenter.com or by calling 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).

The Fairfield University Glee Club

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