A Tribute to Bruce Montgomery

On Saturday night, April 27, the Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre was the setting for a demonstration of affection for a continuing member of the University which I believe was unique in the history of Penn.

Friends, family and hundreds of alumni Glee Clubbers came from all points of the compass to express their love for and pay tribute to Bruce Montgomery. The occasion was a salute to Bruce for his 40 years as Director of Penn's Glee Club, and at the same time a fund-raiser for the Montgomery Fund established in Bruce's honor to support Glee Club activities.

It was an evening of glorious music performed by the present undergraduate Glee Club, with individual numbers by old-time Clubbers giving us selections from programs produced during Bruce's past 40 years.

Topping off the scheduled numbers, alumni of four decades left their seats in the audience to join the undergraduates on-stage for the finale. What ensued was a rousing medley of massed four-part choral singing, with young and old rendering their respective parts flawlessly under "Monty's" direction.

Provost Chodorow, in his tribute to Bruce, emphasized the important role played by Penn's art activities in the enrichment of student life, and the invaluable contribution Bruce has madeand continues to make. I heartily second the tribute.

--Maurice S. Burrison, Director, The Faculty Club Art Gallery


Volume 42 Number 31
May 7, 1996

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