The concept of the Glee Club originated in 18th Century England. Traditionally it was choir of men who specialized in short songs.
Though the popularity of the Glee Clubs has waned locally, it was a popular student activity in first four decades of the University of Saskatchewan’s history.
It was one of the earliest student clubs and gave its first concert at Assembly Hall Collegiate Institute Saskatoon (Nutana Collegiate) in the university’s second year of classes.
This photo shows the 1916-17 Glee Club, which proclaimed that its was the “most successful year” in the club’s history. The highlight of the year was the “Grand Concert” in Convocation Hall on Feb. 27, 1917. It was a mixture of Glee Club selections, readings and soloists.