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Appalachian Men’s Glee Club Performs April 27

BOONE — The Appalachian State University Men’s Glee Club will perform Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The glee club’s vocal ensemble “What’s Yer Pleasure,” also will perform. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Edward Alton will direct the glee club. Jason Remley is the student director. Pianists are Jonathan Beal and David Devera.

Alton is the choral director at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Boone.

He holds degrees from Syracuse University, Appalachian, Transylvania University and the American Conservatory Theater. His career has taken him across the United States, including positions in California, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Alton was a Benedictine Monk at St. Vincent Archabbey from 1984-1996.

The program begins with “Fratres In Unum” (The Singer’s Greeting) by Benard Fitzgerald, “O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord” by Emma Lou Diemer, “Missa Brevis” by Denis Bedard and “The Art of the Ground Round” by P.D.Q. Bach.

It will continue with “Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep” by David Devera, “The Turtle Dove” arranged by R. Vaughan Williams, “What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor,” arranged by Parker/Shaw and “Steal Away” arranged by William L. Dawson.

The program concludes with “Send in the Clowns” arranged by Michael Martin, “When It’s Night Time in Dixie Land” arranged by Earl Moon and “Brothers, Sing On!” by Edvard Grieg.

The glee club was organized in the fall of 1962 as an extracurricular musical ensemble.

In the fall of 1966, it became one of the accredited performing ensembles of the School of Music.