The University Glee Club will make its first appearance of the season in Symphony Hall Friday, October 17, at 2.15 o'clock in the afternoon when it will join with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Radcliffe Choral Society in performing "Ode", composed by Edward Burlingame Hill '94 for the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A second rendition will take place the following evening at 8.15 o'clock.
Rehearsals in preparation for this concert have been in progress since September 26, when the score and parts of the composition, the words for which were written by Robert Hillyer, were finished. The singers who will perform in this offering are nearly all members of last year's chorus. While the veterans have been engaged in preparing for this presentation, which is unusually early in the season, the new members have been rehearsing the program for the regular school and local concerts. In addition to these latter appearances it is expected that the combined choruses of Harvard and Radcliffe will present Hill's "Ode" on other occasions during the year. The Club will soon devote its energies to the preparation for the Bach festival series to be given in March with the Boston Orchestra. The most important undertaking will be the Bach B-minor Mass.