The St. Louis Black Repertory Company announces the Morehouse College Glee Club in a special benefit concert Saturday, November 12, 2022, as part of the organization’s annual GALA at the 560 Music Center at 560 Trinity Avenue.
“This has been an extraordinary year, and we are so happy to be bringing the Morehouse College Glee Club to St. Louis audiences,” said Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep. “There is no better way to celebrate our ability to experience the joy of live performance together than to hear these voices. The Black Rep made a five year commitment to present an HBCU Chorale group each year at our Gala.”
The all-male Glee Club was formed at the historically Black men’s university in Atlanta in 1911. They have performed around the world, as well as at historic events such as the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, former President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration, and at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral – a notable alumni of the Glee Club and Morehouse University.
Under the direction of Dr. David E. Morrow, the Glee Club will perform a repertoire of African and American songs for St. Louis audiences. Tickets are available for purchase now.
Funds raised at the annual GALA directly support The Black Rep’s Community and Education programs including classes and workshops, Summer Performing Arts, Teen Tech Training, Professional Fellowships, and Regional Touring Company season for school and community audiences. Shanti Parikh and Dennis Reagan are the co-chairs of the fundraising event.
For concert tickets contact The Black Rep at 314-534-3807 or visit www.theblackrep.org.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.