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Choirs Join Forces to Raise the Roof in Song at Penn State York

3/9/2007 —

The Pennsylvania State University Glee Club and York County Honors Choirs will give a free concert on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York. The concert will be the last in a series of performances that the Glee Club will present during a week long tour of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1888, the Glee Club is the oldest student organization at Penn State and has been touring since 1889, traveling throughout the United States and overseas, with recent tours to Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, and France. Two York natives, Jesse Raines and Ryan Svoboda, are part of the Glee Club. For Svoboda the performance is extra special as he is a former member of the York County Honors Choir.

The concert marks the first time that the two choirs have performed together. During the afternoon, male singers from the York County Honors Choirs will have an opportunity to rehearse with members of the Glee Club and its director, Christopher Kiver. During the concert, each choir will present their own program followed by both choirs joining forces to raise the roof in song.

The Glee Club will present a variety of music from the renaissance period to opera choruses and arrangements of folk songs as well as Penn State fight songs. Glee Club alumni will be invited to the stage to sing with the current membership.

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