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Ridgewood NJ, according to Peter D. Fenzel the Men from he Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus served in the Army and Navy during WWI. The Chorus itself played its own part in the war effort, giving concerts to thousands of soldiers at Camp Merritt, performing at War Bond rallies and Red Cross functions, and attending to morale at home. I hope the small but significant part Orpheus played in the war effort is remembered.
Here are some newspaper clippings from 1918 with details: