Richmond quartet

Photo of Glee Club Quartet showing Rial Rose at left

Rial Nelson Rose (June 22, 1914 in Montana - August 20, 1999 in Baltimore)[1] was president of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1935-1936 season, and served as manager during the Glee Club 1934-1935 season and assistant manager during the Glee Club 1933-1934 season. In 1935-36 he was a member of the Glee Club Quartet. He lived in 3 West Lawn[2] in 1935–1936.

Rose enlisted in the US Army on May 5, 1941 as an enlisted man.[3]

1935 University of Virginia Magazine Edit

Main article: Yo Ho! Yo Ho! We'll Blow the Man Doowwn! (article, 1935)

In the fall of 1935, Rose wrote an article about the Glee Club for the first fall issue of the University of Virginia Magazine. Aimed at recruiting first year students, the article discussed the qualifications required to become a Glee Club member ("must be enrolled at the University, and he must be able to carry a tune") and the repertoire of the Glee Club.


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