The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will make its second appearance at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11.
Last year, the group produced one of the best evenings of entertainment many local people felt they had seen at NPAC, according to stories in The Greeneville Sun.
Darrell Bryan, NPAC's executive director is quoted in a press release: "We are excited about their return and hope the community will come out and show their support for this tremendous organization. As an added bonus, the Greeneville High School Chorus will join the Glee Club in performing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
The men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club have served as ambassadors of the university with honor and dignity for more than 115 years.
During the group's 2010 visit to Greeneville, native son Patrick Brown was a senior member of the group. While his degree in landscape architecture is a five-year degree and he has not yet graduated, Brown has been working as an intern in Chicago and is no longer a member of the group, he explained to Living editor Velma Southerland by telephone Monday morning.
Brown said that he does hope to be in Greeneville "to support, watch and enjoy the performance like everyone else."
The plans are in place, he needs only to purchase his airplane ticket home.
"Founded in 1893, this select ensemble has entertained on behalf of Purdue University for campus, community, state, national and international events, averaging between 50-60 appearances each year.
"Embodying the spirit of service above self, the men of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club represent different backgrounds and hometowns across the country, consistently maintaining a high level of academic excellence with majors ranging from engineering to education to management to biological sciences.
"This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies, patriotic standards, familiar opera choruses, country and novelty tunes, and utilizes small groups and outstanding soloists to further enhance each show," a press release from Purdue states.
Under the direction of William Griffel, the Purdue Varsity Glee Club shares a sound "all its own through one-of-a-kind arrangements in tailor-made performances for audiences of all ages," the press release states.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $12.75 per person for groups of 10 or more.
For tickets, call the box office at 638-1679 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the website at http://www.greenevillenpac.com.