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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

“In Tradition, Camaraderie, and Musical Excellence”

 

1859 - 150th Anniversary - 2009

 
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By Joel Seewald, December 8, 2016
1. The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Marker
Inscription.
In the 19th century, at universities throughout the United States, students came together in celebration of their love of song to form glee clubs. Leading the trend was the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, founded in 1859. Through the years, generations of students have embraced its pursuit of brotherhood through song, bringing the club national and global acclaim with its many notable choral achievements. Continuing the tradition today at its 150th anniversary, the club stands as the oldest student-run organization at the University of Michigan, and the second oldest collegiate glee club in the United States.

This plaque was erected in sight of Hill Auditorium, long the home venue of the club, in celebration of 150 years of song.

"For we have yet a little while
To linger, You and Youth and I
At Michigan."

- Harold M. Bowman
"In College Days"
 
Location. 42° 16.741′ N, 83° 44.307′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on North University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is next to the sidewalk east of Hill Auditorium, between South Thayer Street and Fletcher Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 8, 2016
2. The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Marker
Marker is at the lower right of the picture; Hill Auditorium is in the background.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Alpheus Felch (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Medical Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); East University Avenue Campus Boundary (approx. mile away); The Denison Archway (approx. mile away); William L. Clements Library (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .  About the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club. (Submitted on December 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 8, 2016
3. The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Marker
The marker is at the bottom center of the photo, Hill Auditorium is on the left, and the Burton Memorial Tower (with the Charles Baird Carillon) is in the center background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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