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Purdue Varsity Glee Club
The Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation is proud to be presenting the Purdue Varsity Glee Club in Concert on Sunday afternoon, October 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. With integrity, passion, unparalleled showmanship and attention to every detail, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club have proudly served as ambassadors of the university with honor and dignity for more than 115 years. While Purdue does not have a School of Music, these young men perform at the highest level of professional entertainment, recently just completing a very successful European Tour. Founded in 1893, this select ensemble has entertained on behalf of Purdue University for campus, community, state, national and international events, averaging around 60 appearances each year. Embodying the spirit of service above self, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club represent different backgrounds and hometowns across the country, consistently maintaining a high level of academic excellence with majors ranging from engineering to education to management to biological sciences. This concert is the major fund-raiser for the Purdue Club of Elkhart County Foundation Scholarship Program, where the Foundation awards between $15,000 - 20,000 per year of scholarships to students from Elkhart County attending a Purdue University campus. This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies, patriotic standards, familiar opera choruses, country and novelty tunes, and utilizes small groups and outstanding soloists to further enhance each show.Under the direction of William Griffel, the Purdue Varsity Glee Club continues to share a sound all its own through one-of-a-kind arrangements in tailor-made performances for audiences of all ages.