Yale Glee Club

About Us

The Yale Glee Club is Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed choir and oldest musical organization, currently in its 155th season.

In recent seasons, 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.

YGC News

Yale Glee Club on Tour!

January 13, 2017
Holy Trinity Church
36th Street between N & O Streets, NW
Washington DC. 
7:30 PM
Tickets $20 general/$15 Students/Seniors
Tickets here
January 14, 2017
St. Anne’s-Bellfield School
Charlottesville, VA. 
8:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Join the Yale Glee Club on its 2017 Winter Tour to Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA. On January 13 at 7:30 PM, the Yale Glee Club and the Yale Glee Club Alumni Chorus will be performing at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. Classical and a capella music, in addition to folk songs and traditional, Yale favorites await. The following evening, January 14 at 8:00 PM, join the YGC in Charlottesville for the last concert of the tour! It promises to be a wonderful evening of warm music and good company before the start of the second semester. 

Upcoming Concerts

February 11, 2017 - 8:00pm CARMINA BURANA
April 8, 2017 - 7:30pm Beethoven Mass in C and Elegischer Gesang
April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm New Haven High Schools Choral Festival
May 20, 2017 - 8:00pm Yale Glee Club 2017 Commencement Concert


The Yale Glee Club’s many loyal alumni are spread throughout the world, but find many ways to remain connected to the Glee Club family through their involvement in the Yale Glee Club Associates and Yale Alumni Chorus, as well as participation in singing dinners, reunions, singing weekends, and other alumniactivities.

Current Season

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



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, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Florida, Hawaii, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Turkey, Cuba, and China.

Our tours in 2017 will take us to Washington, DC in January and to South Africa in May and June.