The Chamber Singers of the Yale Glee Club is a group of eighteen singers who perform choral works primarily designed for a small ensemble. Their repertoire ranges from sacred music to madrigals to modern pieces. Selections from the repertoire are performed throughout the year at various Glee Club concerts. Membership is open by audition from within the Glee Club.
Andrew Hon, conductor
Andrew Hon was born and raised in Hong Kong. Before coming to Yale, he served as Choir Director at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Newport, KY and Head of Music at Fung Kai Innovative School in Hong Kong. Hon has been chorus master for Stephen Coker and William Weinert and studied under world-renowned conductors including Helmuth Rilling, Masaaki Suzuki and David Hill. Hon works frequently with children and youth choruses. He was a conductor of Hong Kong Yuen Long Children’s Choir and worked with the Cincinnati Boychoir. He is frequently invited as a clinician for high school choruses. As a baritone, Hon sang with Yale Schola Cantorum and is currently a bass section leader at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in New Haven and Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School.
Hon received his BA in music from University of California, Berkeley with distinction; MM in choral conducting from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where he also taught undergraduate musicianship. He received Postgraduate Diploma in Education in teaching of music from Hong Kong Baptist University with Supervisory Teaching Practice Award of Merit and is a registered teacher in Hong Kong. Hon is currently pursuing his MMA in choral conducting at Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music where he serves as the Assistant Conductor of Yale Glee Club and the Principal Assistant Conductor of Camerata. Besides music, Hon enjoys travelling and wearing fancy socks.