The Yale Glee Club is Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed choir and oldest musical organization, currently in its 161st season.
Like choirs throughout the world, we have 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. In September we welcomed 34 wonderful new singers, making the 160th Yale Glee Club the largest in our history, nearly 100 singers strong. 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.
Plans for the fall are still underway, but we look forward to the return of in-person singing throughout the year!
Please check this space in early August for information about auditions, which will begin on Sep. 1.
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.