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TIME AND CHANGE

THE YALE GLEE CLUB GOES CO-ED

Three-part Podcast Series

When the first undergraduate women arrived at Yale in 1969, the Glee Club’s transition from all-male to mixed-voice ensemble was not a foregone conclusion. Thanks to the perseverance of those women, the enterprising student managers of the Glee Club’s 1970 European tour, and the dedication of Glee Club director Fenno Heath, by the next academic year, the Glee Club had definitively “gone co-ed.”  

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of co-ed undergraduate singing, the Yale Glee Club Associates commissioned Time and Change, a three-part podcast about the transformation of the Glee Club and the University. The story is told by two dozen of the people who lived it – and by music from eight decades of Glee Club recordings.

To listen, just click on the title of each episode.

Part 1: Yale admits women during turbulent times

Part 2: The Glee Club becomes a co-ed group

Part 3: Fifty years of co-ed Glee Club singing

Unless noted with asterisks, all music is from Yale Glee Club recordings issued in the year indicated.

  [Additional musicians and soloists are noted in brackets.]

PART 1

MUSIC

Bright College Years (Carl Wilhelm, arr. Thomas C. Duffy): 2014 live recording, courtesy of the Yale Band

  [Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director]

‘Neath the Elms (arr. Jonathan Clune, 1974): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1975 LP

Here’s to Good old Yale (Drink it Down): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Fa una canzone (Orazio Vecchi): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1973 LP

A Song for Old Yale (Thomas G. Shepard): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

We’re Saving Ourselves for Yale (David Lippincott, 1949): Whiffenpoofs of 1962

Medley of Yale Songs: Yale Banjo Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Concert Medley of Yale Songs: Yale University Band *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Bandolero (arr. Fenno Heath, 1950): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Daddy is a Yale Man (David Lippincott): Whiffenpoofs *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Wake, Freshmen, Wake (arr. Fenno Heath): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

De Animals A-Comin’ (arr. Marshall Bartholomew, Yale S.S.S. 1907): TTBB Yale Glee Club **Columbia Presents LP 

Whiffenpoof Song: Whiffenpoofs of 1969

Shall I, Wasting in Despair? (arr. Fenno Heath): Whiffenpoofs of 1942

In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’ (arr. Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1973 LP

  [Steve Davis, bass]

Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night (Fenno Heath): TTTB Yale Glee Club, 1970 LP

Six Chansons: “Puisque tout passe” (Paul Hindemith): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1973 LP

INTERVIEWEES

Darcy Walker, 1971

Charly Gates, 1970

Laurie Hasselmann Ongley, 1981

Fenno Heath, 1950

Bob Bonds, 1971

Joanne Wible-Kant, 1973

Sam Chauncey, 1957

Ellen Marshall, 1971

Sarah Heath, 1973

Linus Travers, 1958

Patricia Williams, 1973

PART 2

MUSIC

City Song (Lewis Spratlan, 1962): SATB Yale Glee Club and alumni, 150th Reunion CD

  [Raymond Nagem, organ; Justin Jee, piano]

Ständchen (Franz Schubert): SSAA Yale Glee Club women, 1979 LP

  [Elaine Valby, soprano]

Tarantella (Randall Thompson): TTBB 1955 Yale Glee Club, ***Louder Yet the Chorus Raise 

  [Thomas Griswold, piano]

The Creation: “Awake the Harp” (Joseph Haydn): SATB 2009 Yale Glee Club, ***Louder Yet the Chorus Raise 

  [Yale Symphony Orchestra – Jeffrey Douma, conductor]

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho: The New Blue, 1970 LP “Since You Asked”

In the Mood (Wingy Manone/Glenn Miller, arr. Bruce Rosenblum, 1975): Proof of the Pudding LP “Here’s Proof” 

A Ceremony of Carols “As Dew in Aprille” (Benjamin Britten): SSA Yale Women’s Glee Club, 1970 LP 

  [Vivian Perlis, harp]

Aura Lee (arr. Fenno Heath): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP 

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (Fenno Heath): TTBB Yale Glee Club, ****1959 Wigmore Hall concert

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

  [Charles Goldbeck, piano]

Ca’ the Yowes (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1979 LP

The Ed Sullivan Show: Ed Sullivan introduction and Football Medley opening, TTBB Yale Glee Club 1969

A Ceremony of Carols “Wolcum Yole” (Benjamin Britten): SSA Yale Women’s Glee Club, 1970 LP

  [Vivian Perlis, harp]

Carmen “Toreador Song” (Georges Bizet): SATB 1969 Yale Glee Club and Yale Women’s Chorus

  [Yale Symphony Orchestra – John Mauceri, conductor]

O vos omnes (Tomás Luis de Victoria): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1975 LP

Repleti sunt omnes (Jacob Handl): TTBB Yale Glee Club, 1970 LP

Six Chansons: “La biche” (Paul Hindemith): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1973 LP

Crucifixus (Antonio Lotti): Yale Glee Club, SATB 1975 LP

Football Medley (arr. Fenno Heath): Yale Glee Club, SATB 1973 LP

A Ceremony of Carols “Deo Gracias” (Benjamin Britten): SSA Yale Women’s Glee Club, 1970 LP

  [Vivian Perlis, harp]

Alleluia (Randall Thompson): Yale Glee Club, SATB 1970 LP

INTERVIEWEES

Lewis Spratlan, 1962

Fenno Heath, 1950

Sam Chauncey, 1957

Ellen Marshall, 1971

Sarah Heath, 1973

Bob Bonds, 1971

Charly Gates, 1970

Maggie Rogow, 1972

Joanne Wible-Kant, 1973

PART 3

MUSIC

Switzer Boy (arr. Gustave J. Stoeckel): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

  [Melissa Doran, Jonathan Babbitt , C. David Benson yodelers]

Eli Yale (arr. Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club and YGC alumni, 150th Reunion CD

  [Emily Howell]

Eli Yale (arr. Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1994 CD

  [Derek Ludwin; Kirsten Strotz]

Football Medley: TTBB Yale Glee Club and Yale Band, *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Bright College Years (arr. Marshall Bartholomew): TTBB Yale Glee Club, *Favorite Songs of Yale LP 

Bright College Years (arr. Robert Bonds, 1971): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

Brothers, Sing On! (Edvard Grieg): TTBB Yale Glee Club, ****1959 Wigmore Hall concert

Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf (Johann Sebastian Bach): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf (Johannes Brahms): Yale Glee Club, SATB 1973 LP

Six Chansons: “En hiver” (Paul Hindemith): Yale Glee Club, SATB 1973 LP

The Lamb (Fenno Heath): SATB 1991 Yale Glee Club, ***Louder Yet the Chorus Raise

Fern Hill (Fenno Heath): SATB 1991 Yale Glee Club, Fenno Heath Choral Works Concert

Sometimes I Feel (arr. Fenno Heath): TTBB 1959 Yale Glee Club, ***Louder Yet the Chorus Raise

Sometimes I Feel (arr. Fenno Heath): SATB YGC alumni, 150th Reunion CD

Ride the Chariot (arr. William Henry Smith): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

  [Sonya Baker, soprano]

Away to Rio! (arr. Marshall Bartholomew): TTBB 1941 Yale Glee Club, ***Louder Yet the Chorus Raise

Hodie Christus natus est (Francis Poulenc): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

Gaudeamus igitur: SATB Yale Glee Club, 150th Reunion CD

Anything Cole (Cole Porter, 1903, arr. Buryl Red, 1961 Mus.): SATB Yale Alumni Chorus, 2001 *****Red Hot & Blue CD

  [Naomi Lewin, mezzo-soprano; John Rouse, tenor; Susan Olenwine, piano]

Humble (arr. Marshall Bartholomew): TTBB 1947 Yale Glee Club, ***Louder Yet the Chorus Raise

Mother of Men (Seth Bingham, 1904): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP 

We Meet Again Tonight: TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

We Meet Again Tonight (arr. Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1994 CD

Ain’-a That Good News! (arr. William Dawson): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1979 LP

Shenandoah (arr. Marshall Bartholomew/Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1991 CD

O magnum mysterium (Giovanni Gabrieli): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1979 LP

This Train (arr. Fenno Heath): SATB Yale Glee Club, 1985 LP

Amici (H.S. Thompson): TTBB Yale Glee Club *Favorite Songs of Yale LP

Peaceable Kingdom: “Have ye not heard?”/”Ye shall have a song” (Randall Thompson): SATB Yale Glee Club, 2010-11 CD

Symphony #2 “Resurrection” (Gustav Mahler): SATB 1971 Yale Glee Club (courtesy of Yale Symphony Orchestra)

  [Yale Symphony Orchestra – John Mauceri, conductor; Judith Fay, soprano; Joy Zornig, mezzo-soprano]

INTERVIEWEES

Patricia Williams, 1973

Ellen Marshall, 1971

Bob Bonds, 1971

Cherry Whitcomb Westerman, 1973

Mark Alberta, 1972

Linus Travers, 1958

Fenno Heath, 1950

Sarah Heath, 1973

Sarah Mead, 1975

Sam Weisman, 1969

Patricia Williams, 1973

Ray Wells, 1975

Joanne Wible-Kant, 1973

Tracey Ober, 1985

Karen Sherman, 1988

Jeffrey Douma, Director, Yale Glee Club

Laurie Hasselmann Ongley, 1981

Marty Brennan, 1987

Charly Gates, 1970

Darcy Walker, 1971

Julian Manresa, 2022

  [Additional musicians and soloists are noted in brackets.]

Asterisked recordings:

      *Favorite Songs of Yale LP issued 1964 by Carillon

    **Columbia Presents the Yale Glee Club LP issued 1941 by Columbia, reissued 1950

   ***”Louder Yet the Chorus Raise!” An Illustrated History of the Yale Glee Club 2-CD set with book, 2011 

        (Timothy J. DeWerff, 1992)

 ****1959 Yale Glee Club concert at Wigmore Hall, London (courtesy of Yale Historical Sound Recordings)

*****Red Hot & Blue: American Musical Fireworks Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University at the 55th International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales CD issued 2001

Credits
Producer: Naomi Lewin, 1974

Co-Producer: Miriam Lewin, 1980

Student Producer: Julian Manresa, 2022

Recording Engineers: Bill Siegmund/Digital Island Sound, Esy Casey

Yale Glee Club: Jeffrey Douma, Director; T. Sean Maher, Operations and Production Manager 

Yale Glee Club Associates: Rémie Christ, Project Coordinator; Marty Brennan, James Ford, Sarah Heath, Stephanie Tubiolo, Carol Yeh, Project Committee

Recordings provided by Yale Glee Club and Marty Brennan, Roy Byrd, Sarah Heath, Tracey Ober, Laurie Hasselmann Ongley, Stowe Phelps, and Ray Wells

Additional recordings courtesy of Stephanie Hubbard, Yale Bands; Brian Robinson, Yale Symphony Orchestra; Patricia Williams,for The New Blue; John Burke for The Whiffenpoofs; Proof of the Pudding; Jonathan Manton, Historical Sound Recordings, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University Library

Thanks to everyone above for their help with this project. Additional thanks to: Magda Andrews-Hoke, Sofia Campoamor, Xinyuan Chen, Jay Harwitt, Max Heath, Ryan Howzell, Priscilla Kellert, Sofia Laguarda, Jessica Rivkin Larson, Jared Michaud, Molly Perkins, Audrey Rubin, Brent Sherwood, Helen Waldorf, Ken Westerman, Alex Whittington, Evaline Xie, and Scarlett Tong Zuo. 

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