The 1898-1899 season of the Virginia Glee Club was directed by a student, Francis Harris Abbot. The officers were Edmund Bradford Burwell, president; Briggs McLemore, manager; and Charles Archibald Clunet, assistant manager.
During this season the Glee and Mandolin Clubs performed together.
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Roster[edit | edit source]
The roster below is all the members who were listed in the 1899 Corks and Curls, and may not include all members who participated in the season.
Other mentions[edit | edit source]
A fiction story in the November 1898 issue of the University of Virginia Magazine gives an idea of the general reception of the Glee Club on Grounds:
...the Glee Club's speciality was college songs, and so they tried a song that they had heard sung on the "bleachers" when the "rooters" wished to encourage the team. Five of them knew most of the words; three of them knew the tune; and all of them were able to come in on the chorus; so between them, with Langdon leading manfully on the piano and filling up the breaks with beautiful dashes of chords and scales, "The Good Old Song of Wah-Who-Wah" was sung with much feeling and much original interpretation. ... This song was followed by others, not always in tune, and not always in time, but it would have taken a harder hearted musical critic than Miss Withers to have found fault with their voices, when they all made themselves so charming in every way. 
References[edit | edit source]
- Corks and Curls. 11. pp. 150-151. http://books.google.com/books?id=PdlKAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA150&ots=lSVULf4r4G&dq=%22edgar%20bradford%20burwell%22&pg=PA150#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- Tilley, Morris Palmer (November 1898). "A Dawson's Row Strategem". University of Virginia Magazine: 61ff. http://books.google.com/books?id=O4dUAAAAYAAJ&dq=editions%3A2XffkbBMUv8C&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q=glee&f=false.
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