Among the most enjoyable occasions of the year, from a musical point of view, are those of the three concerts which the University Glee Club gives annually at Symphony Hall. Tonight at 8.15 o'clock the first of these concerts for the present year will take place.
Much has been said and little exaggerated about the high standard of excellence set by the Glee Club not only in matters of technique, but also in the truely artistic feeling which Dr. Davison somehow succeeds in instilling into the 150 odd members of the chorus. To some extent no doubt this is due to the type of music which the Club sings; a type which are only requires a strict attention to details of technique, but also inrushes a genuine artistic feeling in the singers.
And indeed the program which the Glee Club presents tonight could hardly be improved upon. Two or three numbers demand particular mention. One of the most beautiful is a choral by Bach with a flute obbligato, a lonely little miniature of delicately etched tone which rises, swells and is gone like a breath of increase. Immediately after it comes in old hymn by Vittorio. "Ovos Ommes," which, with its long singing, phrases and fire crescendos seems to each among the dim aisles and die softly away in the clowdy depths of the cathedral which it conjures up before the listener.
Lectures of interest being given today are as follows:
"The Napoleonic Legend in French Politics," Professor Murro, New Lecture Hall, Government 1.
"United States Railroad History and Government Aid before 1860," Professor Gay, Harvard 1. Economics 2.
"John Dickenson, 'the Penman of the American Revolution'," Professor Murdock, Harvard 2, English 33.
"William Wycherley," Professor Murray, Harvard 3, English 39.