Glee Club joins Take 6 masterclass during spring tour

After its far-flung tour of Iceland last year, the Glee Club stayed local this year, making the rounds of the Prairie State for its spring break tour. They gave concerts in Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana, and took in plenty of sights along the way.


In Chicago the boys performed at the Merit School of Music, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Francis Parker School, and two venues at the University of Chicago Lab Schools Historic Campus. While their Willis Tower visit was cancelled because of high winds, the Architectural Boat Tour made up for it, not to mention supper at Smoke Daddy BBQ Restaurant. Special thanks to Phil Curley ’72 and Paul Gibbons ’86 for their help in setting up Chicago performances!


Other highlights included performing in the opening concert of the Intercollegiate Men’s Choral National Seminar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—the only high school group to perform at the Seminar. After hearing a concert by Take 6 (the most awarded a cappella group in history) as part of the seminar, RL singers were privileged to join that group’s masterclass the next morning, and perform one of their songs with the band. At IMC’s closing concert, our boys got to hear the University of Kentucky and University of Michigan Glee Clubs give fantastic performances. The Glee Club performed at its highest level at Westminster Church in Springfield, reports Director Rob Opdycke. While in the state capitol, the group visited the Lincoln Presidential Museum. See photos here.