Timeline of Music at Gettysburg College

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College Choir, 1952-1953

1953

 

1954


College Choir Tour Program, 1954

Alumni Bulletin—1963
"Excitement is running high among members of the Choir as the date for departure on the summer European tour draws near."

1963

 

1963

Gettysburg College Choir European Tour, 1963

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Concert Poster, European Tour, 1963

1963

 

1963

Wagnild and the Choir at the Hague with Ambassador and Mrs. Rice, 1963.

Chapel Choir, 1966

1966

 

1966

Gettysburg Times—September 14, 1966
"The Choir will leave for Tokyo on June 9 and spend a week in Japan singing concerts and sightseeing in Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka."

World Tour: getting ready

1967

 

1967

World Tour: under way

Gettysburg College Choir performing in Japan.

1967

 

1967

Wagnild and the choir with Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandhi.

The Choir poses in front of the Taj Mahal.

Gettysburgian—Dec.11, 1970
“The Gettysburg College Choir will perform at a White House reception given by President Nixon for his cabinet and sub-cabinet members and their wives December 21." "

The Gettysburg College Choir at the White House

1970

 

1970

Gettysburg College Orchestra, 1970.

Band Day, 1975.

Gettysburgian—October 10, 1975:
“Gettysburg College’s tenth annual Band Day celebration will feature “A Bicentennial Salute” during halftime at tomorrow’s Gettysburg-Albright football game...Fourteen high school bands from Pennsylvania and Maryland, plus the Gettysburg College Bullet Band, will march..."

1975

 

1976

Gettysburgian-May 7, 1976
"The reunion concert, which has been in the planning stage for over two years, exceeds all fomer get-togethers in scope. Virtually every graduating class, dating back to 1935, will be represented. Over 350 alumni are expected to attend, representing approximately half of the living Choir alumni."

Gettysburg Times —May 26, 1976

1976

 

1976

The choir for Parker Wagnild’s final concert.

Gettysburgian—May 6, 1993
"The Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble has been selected for a distinct honor. The Ensemble will perform at the Montreux Jazz and World Music Festival in Switzerland, and at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland this July."

1993

 

1999

Gettysburgian—May 6, 1999:
“The choral program at Gettysburg beginning next semester will include the College Choir, a Concert Choir, Chapel Singers, Women’s Choir, World Music Choir, and a madrigal/jazz choir.”

Alumni Bulletin, Fall 1999
"Every College has a marching band, right? Not at all. In fact, Gettysburg College is one of the few Division III institutions with an active marching band."

1999

 

2000

Gettysburgian—March 23, 2000
“Freshly returned from performances in Nicaragua, the Gettysburg College Choir will present its Spring Concert at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25. Selections will be the same as those performed during the choir’s Spring Break service learning trip, which included a visit to Gettysburg’s sister city, Leon.”

Gettysburgian—September 12, 2002
“This past summer, the Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble had the opportunity to represent the College at various performances and jazz festivals throughout France and Switzerland.”

2002

 

2002

Gettysburgian—September 19, 2002

Gettysburgian—March 27, 2003
“Choral and vocal music is alive and well at Gettysburg College . . . the choir finished by singing ‘Beautiful Savior.’ The song is a tradition; it was sung at the first college Choir concert.”

2003

 

2003

Gettysburgian—September 4, 2003:
“Gettysburg College has received the largest gift in its history, an approximately $14-million bequest from Dr. F. William Sunderman, a 1919 graduate who was the institution’s oldest graduate until his death March 9 at 104.”

Alumni Bulletin, 2003:
“The physician, pathologist, clinical scientist, chemist, toxicologist, author, editor, photographer, and lifelong violinist directed that his bequest be used to establish a music conservatory at Gettysburg College.”

2003

 

2003

F. William Sunderman, Sr.

Wind Ensemble, 2004

2004

 

2006

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