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.
Joe Lerangis, conductor
Joe Lerangis (D.M.A. Choral Conducting 2025) has appeared as a conductor and tenor both internationally and across the United States. Joe conducted the Eastman Repertory Singers, University of Rochester/Eastman Women’s Chorus, Eastman Conducting Orchestra, Yale Repertory Chorus, and appeared as both a conductor and a soloist with the Eastman Bach Cantata Series and Yale Camerata. In the past season, Joe was a guest conductor with the New England Conservatory Chamber Singers and the Denver Philharmonic, and served as Principal Assistant Conductor of Yale Camerata. Previously, Joe spent several years in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, completing a Fulbright fellowship, studying Mongolian music, teaching, and founding and developing youth choir, orchestra, and band programs in an international secondary school. In 2017, Joe reached the final round of Mongolia’s nationally televised pop idol competition, and was awarded a prize from the Mongolian Ministry of Culture for engagement with and performance of traditional Mongolian songs. Joe is a passionate teacher with over six years of classroom experience and aims to blend the empathy and cross-cultural understanding needed in a classroom setting into an approach to the choral and instrumental ensemble rehearsal space. Currently in the second year of the DMA in Choral Conducting at Yale School of Music, Joe’s two research areas are the composer Fanny Hensel and her sacred choral-orchestral output, and the intersections of traditional Mongolian urtiin duu with the development of notated Mongolian choral music. Joe holds previous degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, Nanjing University, and Kenyon College.
Premiering January 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM
That Light in Which I Stood
Yale Glee Club Chamber Singers
Joe Lerangis, music director
Simone Hadebe, animator/illustrator
Jeanette Moreland, video consultant/producer
Music and text by Fanny Hensel and Jamaica Kincaid