- A program for a production of "Song of Norway", written by Edvard Grieg, Robert Wright, George Forrest, and Milton Lazarus, with a story by Homer Curran and orchestral and choral arrangements by Arthur Kay. This production was put on by the University of Manitoba Glee Club at Winnipeg's Playhouse Theatre from 1-6 February, 1954. The program contains a note from the president of the Glee Club; a history and synopsis of the play; a biography of Edvard Grieg, whom the play is about; biographies of some of the main cast members and supporting personnel; and a list of the entire cast, as well as the supporting personnel, orchestra, and production personnel and patrons. A list of past University of Manitoba Glee Club productions is also included.
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.