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Messiah 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 of Iowa.

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.

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ARTICLE DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2004
ARTICLE NUMBER: MC-038-04

 
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