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.
Daniel Tucker, conductor
Daniel Tucker(M.M. Choral Conducting 2020) is honored to be the Conductor of the Yale Glee Club Chamber Chorus for its 2019-2020 season.
At the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Daniel studies choral conducting with Marguerite Brooks and (the Glee Club’s own) Jeffrey Douma. His other conducting teachers have included Kimberly Dunn Adams, Simon Carrington, David Hill, Noah Horn, Stefan Parkman, and Masaaki Suzuki. He continues private study in both voice and organ and serves as a Teaching Assistant for the School of Music’s Hearing & Analysis course. As a scholar, Daniel enjoys exploring his research interests in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony. The Yale School of Music named him the 2018-2019 recipient of the Presser Foundation Graduate Music Award, which he used to further his study in those areas.
Before coming to Yale, Daniel grew up in Ohio and then moved to Michigan to complete a B.M. in Choral Music Education and a B.A. in Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. While there, he studied conducting with Kimberly Dunn Adams, piano and harpsichord with Silvia Roederer, and organ with Karl Schrock. At the end of his undergraduate career he was awarded the Presidential Scholar Award, the highest honor that Western Michigan University can bestow on an undergraduate, for his capstone project on the recitation of the Qur’an as a form of sacred music.
A passionate and active church musician, Daniel has worked as a singer, organist, and choir director at various churches throughout Ohio and Michigan. He currently has the pleasure of serving as Cantor & Assistant Choirmaster at St. Mary Catholic Church in New Haven, CT and St. Ambrose Catholic Church in North Branford, CT.
Besides his musical pursuits, Daniel enjoys studying church architecture and computer science.