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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912

Glee Club

page 68

Glee Club

"It was jerky, spasmodic and harsh, I'm aware,
But still it distinctly resembled an air."

Bab Ballads.

Female academic writing on paper scroll

We are sorry that the report of the Glee Club for this tern can not be in such blithe strain as that of last term. As in former years, the Club has been made well ware of the fact that examinations are drawing near, and that all distractions must be put to one side. Quite a number of members have signified their inability to continue their membership for this term, owing to having to give all their time to "swot." Nevertheless, the Club is experiencing a fair amount of success, and the attendance at the practices fairly constant.

As in other years, the Club assisted in the Capping Carnival. Three glees were sung, two slumber songs, and "To the Death." and these were performed very creditably, as shown by the great applause given by the large audience. The rendering of the glees showed that the high standard of work set in former years has been fully maintained.

The Club is busily engaged at present practising for tin-Annual Concert, which it hopes to give at the end of the present term. This concert has become one of the features of the second term, and is looked forward to by many as being a pleasant ending to the College session, and also as being a good break between the term and November examinations. The Committee hopes that all students will make an effort to attend this concert, and thus give the Club the support and sympathy it well deserves.

Opportunity has not yet been afforded to the Club of giving its concerts at the Missions to Seamen or at the Mission to Seamen or at Porirua. These page 69 will be given before the end of the year, and, we trust, with as much success as on former occasion.

We could not let this opportunity pass without giving a word of praise to Miss Clachan for the able and untiring manner in which she carries out her duties as accompanist. Praise is also due to Mr. Stainton, the conductor, for the way in which he has endeavoured to make the Club a success.