The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, 1939
Although there are well over a thousand students at V.U.C., there is only one club which provides a regular outlet for the expression of their musical and more particularly their vocal talents. The Glee Club, though small in numbers, is keen and enthusiastic and its members are to be congratulated on their efforts during the past ye in the face of many difficulties.
Under the capable guidance of Mr. R. L. Hutchens, whose services are always readily given to the College, the Glee Club has progressed considerably, and the Conceit presented early in August was one of the most successful in the short history of the Club.
Rehearsals were as usual conducted in the dispiriting atmosphere of the Gymnasium, but it is hoped that next year the Club will have the use of a music room in the new Biology Block. Under present conditions, the Club is hampered but there is yet hope that the aim of a College Choir will be realised. With better facilities, there is no reason why this aim should not be realised next year. More members are required, especially in the tenor and bass sections and with an increased membership the Club would need a piano for its own use—the College Council is sympathetic if students can be induced to give the Club its support.
A successful community sing was held in the first term, and a further one was held in the final term. The value of the College Song Book was ably demonstrated on these and other occasions during the year, particularly as it enables freshers to make contact with traditional V.U.C. songs.
At the annual Capping ceremony this year. Glee Club members were present in force to lead the singing of College songs, another occasion on which more concerted musical efforts by the students would be appreciated.
A suggestion has been made that the Glee Club should change its name to the Choral Society and it is probable that this matter will be brought before members at the next annual general meeting.
In conclusion, the Committee wishes to express its grateful appreciation of those who gave their services either as soloists or otherwise at the Annual Concert and during the year at practices and community sings.