The Huntington Men’s Glee Club is slated to celebrate its centennial in 2019. The club is one of the oldest active musical organizations that can be found in Utah. Founded in 1919 by a music teacher at the Huntington High School, a group of male students were brought together in a close-harmony vocal ensemble.
This ensemble performed at school and community functions, also going on tour in the summer to travel around southern Utah and adjacent states. Through the years, the group continued with periods of lesser and greater activity. Currently, there are members in the third and fourth generation that are a part of the club.
The club’s history is immeasurable, performing at church services, funerals, community events and care center facilities. An annual patriotic concert, in conjunction with the Huntington Heritage Days celebration, is also presented by the club each July.
Beginning in 1993 and currently in its 26th year, the club joined forces with the Huntington Women’s Chorus in order to present an annual Christmas concert. This year, the show is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 23 at will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Huntington LDS Stake Center, which is located at 240 North Main Street.
Bryce Wilson and Sheila Gordon serve as the directors for the two clubs and the accompanists will be Annette Cook and Janice Myers. More than 60 voices make up the combined chorus and includes singers from at least six different communities. In addition, the concert will also feature a flute solo by Heidi Hill, a cello solo by Gentry Stickney and a vocal solo by Dale Ungerman.