Grab a red, white and blue flag and wave it high when the oldest glee club at Fairfield University, numbering 130 voices strong, presents a stirring and patriotic "Star Spangled Showcase" at the Regina Quick Center for the Arts on campus. On Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m., the Fairfield University Glee Club, that has been performing for almost seven decades, will delight audiences with Broadway favorites and patriotic tunes,.
Kicking off the celebration will be a tribute to the 250 year old classic of our country, the
"Star Spangled Banner." What will follow is sure to please: soaring songs like "On My Own" from "Les Miserables," "Don't Rain on My Parade" from "Funny Girl" and even a little stroll down "Avenue Q."
Featured performances by the full Glee Club, conducted by Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M. will be complemented by an all-male a cappella group The Bensonians, the all-female chamber group Sweet Harmony as well as The Chamber Singers.
As if that wasn't enough, there will be the world premiere of "But Now I See," scored for choir, soloists and percussion, composed by Robert Schwartz, class of 2016, as a medley of spirituals. The piece begins with "Sign of the Judgment" and includes "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Get Down Moses."
For tickets ($10, students $6), call the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396 or online at www.quickcenter.com.
The Fairfield University Glee Club has performed throughout Europe, singing in such prestigious places as Rome at the Vatican, Florence, London and Galway, as well as closer to home at Carnegie Hall, , the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and U.S. military academies at West Point and Annapolis. To hear these strong and vibrant voices for yourself, just take a short trip to Fairfield University and the Quick Center and prepare to be wowed.