February 27, 2002

Sarah Ray



Posted: February 27, 2002

- The Morehouse Glee Club of Morehouse College in
Atlanta, Ga., will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March
16, at Mead Chapel on the Middlebury College campus. The
concert is free and open to the public.

Morehouse College Glee Club has a rich 90-year tradition of
musical excellence. It was officially founded in 1911, but
its origins date back to 1903. Its members, all of whom are
Morehouse College students, are from the United States,
Africa and the Caribbean. The group is visiting Middlebury
as part of its annual spring tour.

Over the
years, the glee club has performed at a number of notable
events and venues, including the funeral services of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Lincoln Center, Atlanta's Symphony
Hall, the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, Super Bowl
XXVIII, and the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta. The
group has also toured Germany, Russia and Poland.

In the
spring of 1987, the glee club recorded "I'm Buildin' Me a
Home," arranged by former club member and 1972 Morehouse
graduate Uzee Brown Jr., for the soundtrack of Spike Lee's
movie "School Daze."

Since the
fall of 1987, David E. Morrow has served as the group's
director. A 1980 valedictorian and Phi Beta Kappa graduate
of Morehouse College, Morrow earned his master's degree at
the University of Michigan in 1981 and then returned to his
alma mater as a member of the music faculty and assistant
director of the glee club. In 1995, Morrow received a
doctorate of musical arts from the University of Cincinnati
College Conservatory of Music.

For more
information, contact Middlebury College Associate Dean
Marichal Gentry at 802-443-5382