The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1943
At present there are three organisations (four including the orchestra, but it is not an affiliated organisation), all fairly lively, although the support enjoyed by two of them seems to be rather restricted. There is the Gramophone Club (secretary J. Money) still providing for those unfortunate enough not to be able to find anything to do during the lunch-hour. Also the hep-cats were to some extent catered for this year by a couple of "swing sessions" conducted under the aegis of D. Yen.
Next there is ths Glee Club, still struggling, under the baton of A. Alpers, who we are informed, enjoys a very stern taste in music which seems to be reflected in the items, consisting mainly of madrigals and Bach chorales. Mr. A. Alpers has a Mus. Bach. The Glee Club has suffered this year from a surfeit of male voices, but which unfortunately does not seem to have prevented them, up to date, from arranging a concert for the third term, though on a much more restricted scale than last year.
Finally there is the Music Makers' Club, an exclusive (though not necessarily select) club where, it appears, a performance on some musical instrument (the human voice is included), is a necessary condition for membership, fortunately a condition which must severely restrict the club's activities.
In conclusion, it may be said that music still remains a comparatively healthy spot on an otherwise rapidly mortifying body.