Boston Baptist Social Union
December 5, 2005

Featuring the Highland Glee Club

The Highland Glee Club has been performing men's choral music since 1908. Its members include singers from all walks of life and many communities in Boston's western suburbs. It performs a varied selection of classical music, show tunes,folk songs, ballads, and spirituals, mainly from its extensive library of more than 700 pieces written for men's chorus.

David Tiedman, in addition to directing the Highland Glee Club in Sherborn, where he serves as organist and choir director. His educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Dickingon State College, a Master's in Organ Harpsichord performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a Master's in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory. He has taught for 15 years in public and private schools.


Organized in 1908, the Highland Glee Club is one of the oldest men's choruses in New England. The members of the chorus come from all walks of life and from many communities, primarily in Boston's western suburbs.

Our evening began with all of us singing the Christmas carol “Joy To The World”. Rev. Deborah Jackson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Needham, gave the Invocation and offered the blessing for the dinner. After dinner a new member, Mark Drauschke of First Baptist Church of Medford, was presented to the membership by his Dad, Fred. He was accepted gladly into the Boston Baptist Social Union by membership. We were thoroughly entertained by the music of the Highland Glee Club. The program was concluded with the benediction of Rev. Brian Dixon, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Medford.