Follow by Email

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Morehouse College Glee Club Comes to Philly;Happy 100th Anniversary






Bottom Photo-Morehouse Glee Club/1911

I am so lucky or should I say blessed to have some many Morehouse men in my life. Their example continues to serve me well. If you want to be wowed , and I mean wowed, by the splendor, by the talent , by the awesome image of so many Black brothers singing their hearts out, them come tomorrow-Thursday, March 17th- for the Morehouse College Glee Club’s annual concert in Philadelphia. Plus, this year marks the 100th anniversary of this singing group. This is an event not to be missed. The Morehouse College Glee Club is Morehouse’s number one recruiting tool. You go and invite some other young people.

The glee club's musical repertoire includes Negro Spirituals, traditional hymns, classical pieces, but the song that always brings the house down is Betelemu which is a Nigerian song and the Morehouse Glee Club sings it in Yoruba, accompanied by drums. Below is a video of the choir singing this very song. Click on the link, but remember this video doesn’t compare to hearing and seeing them in person.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOMPfb4uyX0&feature=related

This concert is sponsored by the Morehouse College Alumni Association/Philadelphia Chapter.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Morehouse College Glee Club
Bright Hope Baptist Church
1601 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

For more information, contact Sid Holmes at : sidholmes@hotmail.com

Tickets can be bought at the door. Adults-$20.00 Children-$10.00



Don’t forget to check out my greeting card line-Sages From the Past. Give the gift of history! You can buy them online at http://www.zazzle.com/28pokou4*



My Sages from the Past greeting cards are also available at :

1. VIX Emporium
5009 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 - (215) 471-7700
Open Tue-Thu 12pm-7pm; Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-6pm

2. National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2800

No comments: