- An article, with photographs, published in the University of Manitoba’s Alumni Journal Spring 1973 issue. The article was submitted by former University of Manitoba student and Glee Club member Jock Abra. Abra reflects on the history and decline of the University of Manitoba’s Glee Club, specifically his experiences auditioning, rehearsing, performing, and socializing with the Glee Club in the early 1960s.
University of Manitoba Glee Club
The first meeting of the University of Manitoba Glee Club was held on Thursday 9 October 1924 and F.W. Armstrong was elected as the Club's first President. The Glee Club garnered many accolades for its musical performances and set designs. This exhibit includes performance programs, photographs, and a Glee Club scrapbook with photographs, newspaper clippings and playbills. The material is selected from the University of Manitoba Glee Club fonds (UA SC 15), the University of Manitoba Glee Club collection (MSS 347), and the University Relations and Information Office fonds (PC 80). It reflects the activities of the University of Manitoba Glee Club, the University Dramatic Society (a precursor), and theatre productions at the university.