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The 1973-1974 season of the Virginia Glee Club was one of transition as the University navigated its third year of full co-education. The first year dorms were overflowing with forced triples throughout the "new" dorms on Alderman Road and Terry Holland came to the University to begin his long tenure over the men's basketball program. The Club's fall semester was comprised of the traditional Opening Concert and Christmas Concerts. In January, long-time conductor Donald Loach departed for a sabbatical in Italy studying manuscripts of Josquin des Pres and others, and the Club came under the baton of the recently hired James Dearing. That same semester(?) saw the founding of the Virgnia Women's Chorus, also under the direction of Dearing, who was at the same time also serving as director of the University Singers. The Club's spring semester programming revolved around performances of the Faure Requiem in collaboration with the Mary Baldwin College Choir and the University and Community Symphony Orchestra. Officers included W. Steven Martin, president; Charles Dixon, business manager; Norman Warren, assistant business manager; and Michael Austin, librarian.

ConcertsEdit

NewslettersEdit

RosterEdit

The following were members of the Glee Club as of the Openings Concert in 1973.

Tenor 1Edit

Michael Austin, Harold Bayar, Louis Burkot, Nicholas Cooke, Magruder Dent, III, John Flack, John Fornaro, Mark Freese, Robert Hagan, James Hartigan, Christopher Nelson, William Piper, Paul Pope, Jeffrey Reider, Darrell Simpson

Tenor IIEdit

Douglas Bennett, William Bowron, Stephen Briggs, Michael Culbertson, James Dunton, Harold Goodman, Kenneth Johnson, Carroll Kinsey, Daniel McLearen, E. Alexander Silver, William Story, John Torrence, Norman Warren

High BaritoneEdit

Charles Burch, Peter Clarke, Kirk Cordell, Claudie Denton, Charles Dixon, Wyatt Ewell, Christian Gordon, Ellis Hilton, Stephen Kain, Robert Lyon, Steven Martin, Duncan McCrea, Kim Shelton, William Thompson, Robert Viol

Low BaritoneEdit

William Bayliss, James Bennette, David Fredenburg, Charles Gentry, Steven Gifford, Charles Haskins, Robert Helms, Stephen Herr, Craig Leiby, Randall Lord

BassEdit

Laird Boles, Wayne Coates, Randall Frye, David Holaday, Steven Ledford, Douglass List, Robert Miller, William Mulherin, James Niederberger, Frank Poole, Mitchell Smith, Steven Smith, Charles Surber, David Schumaker, David Waller, John Wampler


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