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Muskingum University Chamber Singers Meet Vice President Joe Biden; Honored to Provide Music at Memorial Service for Senator John Glenn

The Muskingum University Chamber Singers, led by Dr. Zebulon Highben and accompanied by Dixie Hayes Heck, were honored to be asked by the Glenn family to provide the music at Senator John Glenn's memorial service on December 17. Senator Glenn was a Muskingum University alumnus, trustee, and distinguished alumni professor in public affairs.

In addition to leading in singing, the Chamber Singers sang multiple numbers including Finlandia (from Annie Castor Glenn's December 7, 1941, organ recital repertoire), the Lord's Prayer and Let There Be Peace on Earth.

Following the service, Vice President Joe Biden asked to meet with the Muskingum students, greeting each one of them personally. The students and Dr. Highben were impressed by Vice President Biden's warmth and keen interest in each student in the 16-member ensemble.

The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will be on tour in the region in February and March, including an appearance at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cleveland on Feb. 3. Their home concert will be Sunday, March 12, 7 p.m., in Brown Chapel, Muskingum University.