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.
David McNeil, conductor
David McNeil (DMA ’22) comes most recently from Indiana University-Bloomington, where he earned an M.M. in choral conducting, studying with Betsy Burleigh, Dominick DiOrio, and Walter Huff. His work as an associate instructor there included conducting the Symphonic Choir and University Chorale, as well as serving as Assistant Chorus Master for IU Opera Theatre’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia in 2015. His interests include the performance of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sacred repertoire, the role of choral music in the church both within and outside the liturgy, and the interplay between solo voice pedagogy and choral techniques. At Yale, in addition to his work with the Glee Club and Glee Club Chamber Singers, he serves as the Principal Assistant Conductor of the Yale Camerata and as a conductor for the Marquand Chapel Choir.
Before beginning graduate study, McNeil earned a B.A. at Trinity International University in music education, and then for five years taught first- through twelfth-grade choral music, instrumental music, and drama. When he isn’t in rehearsal, McNeil enjoys time with his wife, Chelsey, and their three sons. He also enjoys reading, cooking, and being outside.