University of Notre Dame Glee Club to perform a benefit concert in Vero Beach

Recognized as one of the finest all-male collegiate choral groups in the country more than 2,000 young men have sung with the University of Note Dame Glee Cub, combining the rich traditions of Notre Dame with the highest standards of artistic excellence.

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The Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach is proud to present the University of Notre Dame Glee Club in concert on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. This one-of-a-kind performance in Vero Beach is unique and not to be missed!

This renowned 60-voice, all-male choral ensemble has been conducted by Daniel Stowe since 1993 and is acclaimed across America as well as throughout Europe and Asia. This is a benefit concert for the Women’s Care Center and Hope for Families Center, both of Vero Beach, and for the Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Vero Beach concert will feature the rousing Notre Dame Victory March and standards such as Danny Boy and Lock Lomond. There will also be classics, love songs, folk tunes and contemporary college favorites. This 90-minute concert will be hosted by both Tom Tierney, the president of the Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach and a partner with the law firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver.  The show will be emceed by the ensemble conductor Daniel Stowe.

The club performs four annual campus concerts in South Bend, Indiana, as well as partnering with visiting artists; who have included Ronan Tynan, Leon Fleisher, Dave Brubeck, Vince Gill, the Kronos Quartet and  the South Bend Symphony. The Glee Club goes on two, week-long domestic tours every year, over the University’s fall and spring break weeks. They performed songs in the film Rudy, especially during scenes of football games at Notre Dame Stadium.

The singing group was founded by Samuel Ward Perrott in 1915 in the tradition of English and American glee clubs. It is the oldest Glee Club at a Catholic University in the United States. Perrott had studied at Notre Dame from 1912 to 1914 before leaving to continue his studies at Harvard University for one year in 1915. While at Harvard, Perrott joined the Harvard Glee Club and brought that experience and enthusiasm back to Notre Dame, again as a student in the fall of 1915, and started the Notre Dame Glee Club later the same year 

The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center is located at 1707 16th Street and has plenty of free parking. Tickets are $25 adults/$10 Students and are available online at indianriverschools.tix.com, or call the box office at 772.564.5537. For more information on the concert or to participate in the sponsorship opportunities offered, contact Tom Tierney at 772-696-0807 or John Rorick at 772-567-1885. The Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization.

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