The Singers’ Club of Cleveland, one of the oldest performing arts groups in the Midwest, presented its first public concert in 1892. Then, as now, its membership reflected a cross section of the community it served. Men of varied ages, backgrounds and professions share a love of fine choral music. These “Brothers in Song” you see tonight share a bond formed by performance and promotion of male choral music. Thank you for letting us share the joy of that music with you.
2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, USA
P.O. Box 16611 Cleveland OH 44116-0611
Organized at the request of the Cleveland YMCA in November 1891, The Singers’ Club presented its first concert on May 19, 1892 at Association Hall; the event was artistically and financially successful. From the beginning, membership reflected a cross section of the greater Cleveland area, with men of varied backgrounds, professions and avocations sharing a love for fine choral music.
As the Club expanded in size, so did its repertoire. Membership auditions and dues were instituted, and the awarding of scholarships for music students was established. On several occasions, The Singers’ Club appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall.
Former conductors have included Melvin P Unger, Albert Rees Davis, Beryl Rubinstein, Boris Goldovsky, George F. Strickling, Robert M. Stofer, Frank Hruby and Thomas Shellhammer.
Notable guest artists have included Tito Schipa, Nelson Eddy, Fred Waring, Eunice Podis, Sherrill Milnes and Mark Doss.