Glee Club celebrates 125 years of music-making at Purdue

This weekend, generations of singers will return to campus for the group's anniversary.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 7:05 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 7:23 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue Varsity Glee Club is celebrating 125 years of music-making at the university. This weekend, generations of singers will return to campus for the group's anniversary.

In 1893, 11 Purdue students came together to sing in the first glee club. Now with a group over 60, they perform as ambassadors for the university all across the world. They've shared their voices on performance tours in South Africa, China, Poland and the Baltics as well as for multiple presidential inaugurations. The group will tour the United Kingdom in May.

Purdue does not have a music school, and none of the men in the group receive university credit. 

Senior Braden Vorhees said this weekend's performance will be one he won't forget.

"I get to come back and sing with my favorite guys from the past three years now that it's my senior year," said Vorhees. "Along with that, I get to meet with all the alumni from the last 50 to 60 years."

The group also performs in the annual Purdue Christmas Show. The 85th show is coming up on Dec. 1 and 2. Ticket informaton can be found here. 

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