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The 1912 Glee Club Tour

Recently a few copies of the Journal made their way to my desk, and I spotted this story about the Glee Club’s annual concert tour of South Carolina in March-April 1912, a hundred years ago.  Many alumni of the 1950s remember fondly their tours, so it was nice to see that it had a longer […]

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Rock at Wofford

Maybe there aren't many people around the campus now who know who Kris Kristofferson is.  So a blog post about a concert he put on in Andrews Fieldhouse in October 1971 might have an appeal only to a certain generation.  Perhaps best known as the author of "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Help Me Make […]

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More from the Glee Club, May 1950

Here’s the finale of the Glee Club’s May 1950 concert, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The Glee Club in the 1950s was known throughout the state for their concerts.  Led by Professor Sam Moyer, the group made frequent visits to churches and concert halls in South Carolina. 

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Wofford’s Alma Mater, 1950

Wofford’s Glee Club concert in May 1950 featured the group’s rendition of the college alma mater.  The concert was recorded on an old open-reel recorder, and the tapes preserved in the archives ever since.  This year, I’ve been trying to digitize these old recordings, because they won’t last forever on tape.  Thanks to webmaster Kyle […]

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