College to present the Wheaton College Men's Glee Club
GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 1, 2004) Messiah College will host a performance
by the Wheaton College Men's Glee Club on Thursday, March 11, at 7:30
p.m. in Hostetter Chapel, located on the college's Grantham campus. Admission
is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (717)
766-2511, extension 3310.
Founded in 1907, the Men's Glee Club is one of the oldest singing groups
at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. The club's repertoire spans the full
spectrum of men's choral music, from classical choral music to folk tunes,
hymns and spirituals. The club also collaborates with other Wheaton College
musical ensembles in performing large-scale choral works.
Directed by Mary Hopper, Ph.D., the ensemble has toured widely throughout
the United States, Europe and Israel. National tours have taken the club
to the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern states and Ontario, Canada. Hopper is
professor of choral music and conducting at the Wheaton Conservatory of
Music. She conducts both the Men's Glee Club and the Women's Chorale.
Hopper is also the conductor of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club Chorale
which appears weekly on WTTW-TV, and is active nationally as a guest conductor
and clinician. She is president of the Illinois American Choral Directors
Association and holds degrees from Wheaton College and the University
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied
arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 60
majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham,
Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated
with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
# # #
MARCH 1, 2004