We are excited to announce that the Yale Glee Club will be in-person from the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, singing together at full capacity!
We are also excited to welcome another new class of wonderful incoming singers. If you are a new Yale student who loves to sing, or a returning Yale student who has not sung with us before, we’d love to see you at our auditions, which begin on Sep. 1. Learn more about our audition process, or complete an audition form and sign up for an audition time now! Please note that audition sign-ups will close at noon on Friday, Sep. 3.
The Yale Glee Club is Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization, currently in its 161st season.
Like choirs throughout the world, we had to reimagine our ensemble over the past year and a half, finding creative ways to continue being a home for Yale students who love to sing together. Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, we met online every week to learn new music, welcome guests from all over the world, engage in discussion, and strengthen our connections to one another. We also organized two online benefit concerts with our colleagues at Harvard and Princeton, and created exciting virtual projects. Finally, in April and May, ensemble members who were studying on campus were able to sing together in person.
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 otherworldly, transcendent even”). Learn more.