Star Spangled Showcase


Fairfield University Glee Club to offer show tunes, patriotic songs and a world premiere on April 11

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (March 26, 2015) – 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. General admission tickets are $10, $6 for students.

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 are available through the Quick Center Box Office at www.quickcenter.com or by calling (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 27, 2015

Vol. 47, No. 219

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