About the Singers' Club
Throughout its 120-year history, The Singers’ Club of Cleveland has presented the finest in music for men's voices, dynamic young soloists, and internationally known guest artists.
Through a scholarship program, local voice students receive stipends to continue their music education. The Club commissions and performs music for the enjoyment of its audiences and as a lasting contribution to the musical literature.
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.
The Singers' Club presents:
A Whitman Sampler: Songs Inspired by American Poetry
Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Dean Myers, president of the Singers' Club, and David Brown concert chair & director search committee, stopped by WCLV to preview the show with Bill O'Connell. Cleveland’s own Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word, who created such a sensation in France, join the Club for a performance melding music and poetry.
Interview on WCLV ideastream: Dr. Mel Unger and Scott Plate
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Broadway Swings at Breen
The Singers’ Club collaborated with Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theater Department to fill the evening with a retrospective of Broadway’s best melodies. They showcased some young future stars of Broadway and other stages in this irresistible season finale.
Interview on WCLV ideastream: Dr. Mel Unger and Tom Evans
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Dr. Mel Unger (L) was the Music Director of the Singers’ Club and Tom Evans is a past president and current member of the group.