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Apollo Club Brings Songs of the Sea to the Beech

Second-oldest men's chorus in the US will present a free concert at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center tonight.

The Apollo Club, the second-oldest continuously-active men's singing group in the US, will be presenting a free concert at the Beech Street Center tonight, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank.

Founded in 1871, the chorus – 35 Boston-area business and professional men – will sing selections of patriotic tunes, sea shanties, love songs and a medley from the musical “Carosel” at the town's senior center at 266 Beech St.

Led by 90-year-old Florence (Flossie) Dunn, who has been involved with the group since 1955, the 130-plus year old organization – its history includes in 1874 singing at the funeral services of Sen. Charles Sumner and received a note of appreciation from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – has evolved from a large chorus with a classical music orientation to a glee club whose repertoire comprises folk songs, love songs, sea chanteys, show tunes, and classical and semi-classical compositions.

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