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Morehouse College Glee Club to perform at Loyola University on Friday, October 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

Loyola press release - September 25, 2000

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and the Moses Hogan Singers present the Morehouse College Glee Club under the direction of Dr. David Morrow. The concert is set for Friday, October 27, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall on the second floor of the Communications Music Complex located at the corner of Calhoun Street and St. Charles Avenue.

Admission is free and open to the public. Additional information is available through Loyola's ticket box office at 865-3492.

The Morehouse College Glee Club embraces an 89-year tradition of musical excellence and achievement. They have continued this tradition through the dedication and commitment of their members and the leadership of that their directors have provided throughout the years. It is tradition that has given the glee club a vast history of attainment and shall provide the group with a secure future of even greater accomplishments. It is the mission of the Morehouse College Glee Club to surpass our greatest achievements and never look back on them with complacent satisfaction.

The Morehouse College Glee Club was established in 1911 by Kemper Harreld, who was chairman of the Morehouse College music department for 42 years. During that time, he also served as the director of the Glee Club. Harreld was responsible for initiating the Glee Club's strong tradition of excellence and passing it on to its members.

The Glee Club's decorated history includes performances for the funeral services of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Second International Choral Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, the inauguration of President Jimmy Carte, and in the East Room of the White House for Coretta Scott King in 1978. In 1987, the Glee Club recorded "I'm Buildin' Me A Home," arranged by former Glee Club member Uzee Brown, Jr., for the soundtrack of Spike Lee's film, School Daze.

Dr. David Morrow, who assumed the leadership of the Glee Club in 1987, was the valedictorian of the Morehouse College class of 1980. He went on to earn his master's degree from the University of Michigan and his doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

The Glee Club has continued its busy performance schedule under Morrow's direction. They participated in the opening and losing ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996, performing with Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, and Trisha Yearwood. The Glee Club has performed throughout the world including stops in Russia, Poland, and across Africa.

The internationally acclaimed Moses Hogan Singers are a collaboration of musicians from across the United States dedicated to the preservation, integrity, and excellence of the multiple aspects of choral music. Moses Hogan, artistic director of the Moses Hogan Singers and artist-in-residence at Loyola, is the coordinator of this special concert.

For more information, contact Reid Wick at (504) 865-2074 or via email at wick@loyno.edu.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. The College of Music gives students the opportunity to combine liberal studies with professional music courses. Loyola offers the only College of Music within the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Its reputation for excellence is founded on the work of a faculty whose distinction as scholars, performers, and most importantly, as educators, has been nationally acclaimed. Loyola's music alumni have become successful in virtually every area of the professional music world. Visit the College of Music at www.loyno.edu/music.