Showing posts from March, 2020

(Back Home Again In) Indiana

Well, we made it all the way from Ohio to Indiana without mishap, which is always a relief! We had a fantastic time last night, singing, dining, and partying (at their very own Glee Club house!) with the Miami University Men's Glee Club.

At the concert, the Miami guys sang first, then we did a solo set...

And then we joined together for two chestnuts from the male choir repertoire: Brothers, Sing On! and Franz Biebl's Ave Maria. (This pic is from the rehearsal before the concert. The semi-chorus, made up of men from both groups, stood in the balcony. h/t to Batwing for the photo!)😉

After the concert, the Glee Club took us to dinner at a local hot spot, and then many of them returned to campus (what normal schools call Grounds 😉) for some fellowship at the Glee Club House.

Fortunately, we have a free day today, so we departed Oxford, OH a little after noon (Djembe!) and drove a short distance to Indianapolis. We're staying right downtown, a half a block from the historic …

On the road!

I write from the open plains of central Ohio, as we barrel down the interstate (obeying all speed limits) so we can get to our destination (Oxford, Ohio) in time for our joint rehearsal with the Miami University Men's Glee Club before our concert tonight.

The guys successfully departed Charlottesville yesterday (!), almost on time (Djembe). I asked them to take some pics of loading the bus, etc. This is all they sent me:

They were greeted upon arrival in Pittsburgh by our super-fossil (alumnus) Lloyd Stamy, who jumped on the bus and took them to ride the historic Incline and then to dinner at Ritter's Diner, near our hotel.

I wasn't on the bus because I was attending (and presenting at) a conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Rochester, NY. So I flew to Pittsburgh (via DC, since there are no direct flights) and got to the hotel at around midnight, when all the guys were snugly nestled in bed, since they had an early wake-up time and we lost an hour bec…
Stay tuned for posts and pictures when we leave on tour Saturday, March 7th.