2017-2018 Season Repertoire

We sing a broad spectrum of great choral music from the 16th century to the present, including Renaissance motets, newly commissioned choral works, world music, spirituals and folk songs, traditional Yale songs, and the great masterworks of the baroque, classical, and Romantic choral-orchestral repertoire.


Tour program                     

Gaudeamus igitur – Traditional student song

I. Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (version for piano four-hands) – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

II. Folk traditions of North America

  • O Holy Lord – Traditional spiritual, arr. Nathanial Dett
  • Xtoles – Traditional Mayan, arr. Jorge Cózatl
  • Tenting Tonight – American civil war song, arr. Jeffrey Douma
  • I Can Tell the World – Traditional spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan
  • Hallelujah – Traditional sacred harp, arr. Shawn Kirchner

III. New music

  • Parable of Choices – Julian David Bryson
    Winner, 2017 Emerging Composers Competition
  • Verde embeleso de la vida humana - Rodrigo Cadet (b. 1983)
    Composed for the 2017-18 Yale Glee Club
  • She Walks in Beauty – Eriks Esenvalds (b. 1977)
    Composed for the 2017-16 Yale Glee Club

IV. Inspired by world sacred traditions

  • Indodana – Traditional isiXhosa, arr. Barrett/Schmitt
  • Poem of Praise – Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953)
  • Hamavdil – Traditional Sephardic melody, arr. Oedean Partos
  • Bar Xizam - Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)

V.  Selections by the Yale Glee Club Chamber Singers

VI. Songs of Yale


rehearsalMajor Works

Symphony #9, Op. 125 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Schicksalslied, Op, 54 and Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Hear My Prayer – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Music in Common Time (world premiere of expanded orchestra version) – Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

Chichester Psalms – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)