Yale Glee Club

About Us

The Yale Glee Club is Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed choir and oldest musical organization, currently in its 154th season.

In recent season, the Glee Club has won rave reviews in the national press, from The New York Times (“one of the best collegiate singing ensembles, and one of the most adventurous…an exciting, beautifully sung concert at Carnegie Hall”) to The Washington Post (“Under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, the sopranos - indeed, all the voices - sang as one voice, with flawless intonation…their treacherous semitones and contrapuntal subtleties became otherwordly, transcendent even”).  Learn more.

New Music

Since the days of Marshall Bartholomew, the Yale Glee Club has been recognized throughout the world for its new contributions to the choral repertoire.

Today, we keep this tradition alive by sponsoring our annual Emerging Composers Competition and Fenno Heath Award, by presenting frequent premieres of new music by the world’s leading composers, and through the Yale Glee Club Choral Series and Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series, sources for exciting new music for mixed chorus.

Upcoming Events

  • February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
    Battell Chapel, Yale University
    Elm Street & College
    New Haven, Connecticut
    stolaf.edu/stolaf-choir
    800-363-5487

    Hailed as one of America’s premiere collegiate ensembles, the St. Olaf Choir presents an eclectic program of sacred and secular choral works, both past and present.

    The St. Olaf Choir, the widely acclaimed ensemble and longtime creative influence behind the a cappella choral tradition, has toured annually since
    1912, when it was founded by F. Melius Christiansen. The 1920 tour to the major music centers of the East Coast sowed the seeds of the ensemble’s national reputation and established its unaccompanied style of singing as a significant force in American choral music.

    Battell Chapel (BATTELL) See map
    College and Elm Sts.
    New Haven, CT 06511

Alumni

Our many devoted alumni remain actively enaged with the Glee Club in many ways, attending annual events such as our singing dinner and weekend choral workshops, participating in our alumni organization, the Yale Glee Club Associates, or by performing throughout the world in the Yale Alumni Chorus.

Current Season

We sing a broad spectrum of great choral music from the 16th century to the present, including Renaissance motets, exciting contemporary choral works, folk songs, spirituals, traditional Yale songs, and the great masterworks of the choral-orchestral repertoire.

View current season concert schedule

Tours

The Yale Glee Club is one of the world’s most traveled collegiate choruses.  It has appeared before enthusiastic audiences in every major US city and abroad on six continents.

In recent seasons, the Glee Club has traveled to Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, San Francisco (for an appearance with Darren Criss from TV’s Glee), Florida, Hawaii, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Turkey, China, and Cuba.

Our tour in 2015 will take us to Ghana! We will also travel to Montreal at the end of our winter break.