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1907 THE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB Figure Season 1907-1908 EIGHTEENTH YEAR CHAS. C. WASHBURN Director-Manager M. GUY McCOLLUM Accompanist and Pianist ROBT. L. VAUGHAN President Tours Directed by ALKAHEST LYCEUM SYSTEM, Atlanta, Georgia. Vanderbilt University Glee Club announces its eighteenth season and annual concert tour. Year after year this organization has added to its laurels, standing foremost of its kind in the South today, with no superiors anywhere. The club is composed entirely of men born and bred in the South, the music of their voices attuned before their organization into a club, and under the training of the director, Mr. Chas. C. Washburn, the music presented is all that can be demanded by the severest critic, as some of the appended notices of former years' concerts will attest. The best singing body in the club's history is promised this year, for some of the members have been under training for four years, and the work is therefore of a high order. The programme is not confined to old-time glees, but much of the repertoire has been written exclusively for the Vanderbilt organization, and some specially adapted. The famous ode, now a classic with the students and alumni of the University, is always a number, and introduces Mr. Washburn as soloist in the part originally written for him. The soloists are proven favorites, and the quartette always receives its share of the general success. Figure Mr. Chas. C. Washburn has had charge of the Vanderbilt University Glee Club for five years and has brought it into the very front rank of such organizations. He is a leading voice teacher in Nashville and holds the chair of Vocal Music and Hymnology in the Theological Department of the University. He is eminently successful in his profession and has been chosen a member of the teaching force at the New York Chautauqua for the coming season. He appears on the program, singing the solo part of the classic ode. Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Club made a tremendously favorable impression here last year, and knowing that so many of the old singers were on the team again and that it still boasted the splendid directorship of Mr. C. C. Washburn, the people went out expecting to hear something good, and they were in no wise disappointed. * * * Such absolute unity and smoothness would seem impossible with college students, but Mr. Washburn has attained this seeming miracle. Birmingham, Ala. The Vanderbilt Glee Club is a credit to the institution which gave it birth, and much of its success is due to the efforts of Mr. Washburn, the director. Memphis, Tenn. The Vanderbilt University Glee Club gave a concert at the Lyceum Theater last night, and the affair was a complete success despite the many counter attractions. * * * Even the critics discovered nothing to find fault with in the excellent Club. Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Washburn, whose every public appearance seems better than the last, was one of the programme features with his inspiring selections for which he had the fine support of Mr. McCollum at the piano. In the Pilgrim's Song he interpreted Count Tolstoi's out burst of feeling in a dramatic and touching way which made that number a fitting finale to a brilliant programme. Figure Mr. M. Guy McCollum is an organist and teacher of piano in Nashville and has been accompanist to the Club since his student days. He enjoys the reputation of having no superiors as an accompanist, and made a distinct impression on British critics last summer with the Glee Club Sextette that toured England. He will be heard in solo in this year's concerts. Macon, Ga. * * * Guy McCollum showed the possession of no mean ability as a performer on the piano. His execution was faultless, and was attended by a firmness of touch and a tact in interpretation that proclaimed the music lover as well as the beautifully schooled pianist. Nashville, Tenn. By request Guy McCollum gave the most popular of all McDowell compositions, the musical poem, To a Wild Rose, and so charmingly interpreted its elusive charm and sweetness as to prove his fitness to bear the title that has been bestowed upon him by other musicians, that of a tone-poet. Figure Mr. R. L. Vaughan is an A. B. graduate of Vanderbilt, now pursuing studies in the Law School, has been a member of the Club since his Freshman year, a soloist for two seasons, and is this year President of the Club. His voice is a light tenor of lyric quality and is always heard with intense pleasure. SOME COMMENDATIONS Atlanta Georgian. It would be hard to pay a higher compliment to the Vanderbilt Glee Club than to say that it merited the very large crowd which went to the concert at the Grand Thursday night. Atlanta Constitution. That the Commodore singers are as great a success as the Commodore football players was strongly evidenced and the Glee Club made a very decided hit. Nashville, Tenn. No show that has been through Nashville this season has presented a chorus that would compare with Vanderbilt's Glee Club. Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Vanderbilt singers scored a great hit. Washburn's training showed up even more beautifully than last year. There may be better singing teams somewhere than the Vanderbilt Glee Club, but we doubt it. Certain it is that no team of whatever college could surpass it in smoothness or artistic finish. This was the general verdict passed by the audience at the Vanderbilt Glee Club's concert Wednesday night. Birmingham, Ala. An unqualified success in every way and in the fullest acceptance of the term. The Club is assured of success as long as it maintains so high a standard of work. The audience at the Jefferson Theater last night could hardly have been more appreciative. Memphis, Tenn. There was a snap and variety in the concert that was refreshing. Lebanon, Tenn. It was the most enjoyable show Lebanon has had this season. Harriman, Tenn. The Club succeeded in entertaining the large audience as a Harriman audience has not been entertained in a long time. Macon, Ga. The comedy element predominated and at amusing a big crowd the Commodores quite excelled.
|Title||The Vanderbilt University Glee Club|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Musical groups|
|Personal Name Subject||
Washburn, Charles C.
McCollum, M. Guy
Vaughan, Robert L.
|Corporate Name Subject||Vanderbilt University Glee Club|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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