A Note From David 


River City Men’s Chorus

Dear Friends,

The RCMC performance of “Seize the Day” in this video presentation is of perhaps the most famous and widely recognized of all the numbers in “Newsies,” the Broadway musical based on the 1992 musical film “Newsies,” which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring. The essence of the story is the united struggle of the paperboys  and their commitment to a common goal of a better life. They chose to seize the day for their cause and seize it together!

Nowadays seen on T-shirts and inspirational posters, the Latin phrase carpe diem has become a part of our “just do it” culture. Translated into English the phrase means seize the day. It serves as a reminder to us that we shouldn’t waste a single day of this life we are given, that we should enjoy each and every day and make the most of every opportunity, for ourselves and for the communities in which we live. “Neighbor to neighbor, father to son, one for all and all for one.”  

Please enjoy the video and remember to open the gates and Seize the Day!


David A. Glaze
Conductor/Artistic Director