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Support the Men's Glee Club Performance in Belgium for World War I Commemoration

The Men's Glee Club has been invited by the government of West Flanders in Belgium to perform at the Waregem Flanders Fields Commemorative Weekend in October of 2017. The program commemmorates the 100th anniversary of a battle in Flanders Fields. This event is part of the GoneWest: Reflections on the Great War initiative by the government of West Flanders, with 'West' used as an allegory for following the setting sun, as many fallen soldiers who fought in Belgium were carried West across the fields after each battle was done. You can support the Men's Glee Club in performing for this momentous occasion by donating to their Engage Pitt campaign.

The Glee Club will be the only American choir at this event and one of four choirs in the world performing. This will be the group's second time in Belgium, the first time being part of a larger tour to Belgium, France and the Netherlands in 2013. Our reportoire will include Ralph Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and 5 gospel songs from A Child of Our Time by Michael Tippet. Three others choirs will be performing with us: a women's choir form Ghent, a mixed choir from Waregem, Belgium, and a mixed choir from Germany.

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