Club Performs at VA Hospital

Glee Club Performs at VA Hospital in Coatesville, PA

For the past three years, it has been the Glee Club's honor to entertain our active military forces at the VA Hospital in Coatesville, PA.  We also collected cash, clothing, suitcases and other personal items for their benefit.  Items needed by the Veterans are listed on their website:

The Glee Club was privileged to perform for the Vets again on Flag Day, June 14, 2012.

Director Selma Savitz and Glee Club member Phil Anders in uniform as one of George Washington's Life Guards

On March 15, 2011, the Club entertained vets in a psychiatric unit at the Veteran Administration's Coatesville facility.  Members of the Glee Club and their families donated clothing, cash and other items to assist the vets at this hospital.  The performance was close to St. Patrick's Day, so thus the colorful decorations in the photos below.  To help celebrate the holiday, the Club added a bunch of Irish standards to its regular program.  The show was a big hit with the vets and the staff.

Bill Lautenberger, Emil Pilacic, Ed Rifkin, Selma Savitz, George Cocco
Most of the Club's sopranos

Ed Rifkin warms up the crowd

Ed incites Burton Young and Helen Meyers to a jitterbug frenzy!

Anita Beckett was the emcee

Jim Bracken exclaims, "Oh What a beautiful morning!"

Linda Schwartz adds some lovely tinkling chimes

Carl Norden says, "Hello Young Lovers"

Rick Crecraft is greeted by an "Edelweis"

Jeanie Young is in love with "A Wonderful Guy"

Selma Savitz and the Horizonaire Orchestra add so much to the Club's sound

Helen Meyers exclaims "It's a Grand Night for Singing"

Burton Young croons to his "Venus" on bongos (Jeanie Young)

Sam Crain, Rick Crecraft, Randy Shupp, Dennis Haggerty and Burton Young

Sam Crain wows the vets with "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"

Anita Beckett as Breathless Mahoney warns Dick Tracy "Sooner or Later"

Randy Shupp performs a mash-up of "Lady is a Tramp" and "Come Fly with Me"

Broadway Stage-ready Linda Schwartz wows them as "A Girl who Can't Say No"

Emil and Selma perform the stunningly beautiful My Funny Valentine/How Do You keep the Music Playing

Lee Kugel is all Irish as "Harrigan"

Bill Lautenberger intones his sonorous euphonium

Dancers Barbara Browne and Nina Morgenstern in the finale "Brazil"