Yale Glee Club
Monday, May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Yale Glee Club, Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization, performs a broad selection of beautiful cappella choral repertoire under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, including new works by Joel Thompson, Shruthi Rajasekar, Arianne Abela, Isaac Lovdahl and Angélica Negrón.
Celebrate Memorial Day with this free concert.
From its earliest days as a group of thirteen men from the Class of 1863 to its current incarnation as an eighty-voice chorus of women and men, the Yale Glee Club, Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization, has represented the best in collegiate choral music.
During its recent 150th anniversary season, the Glee Club’s performances received rave reviews in the national press, from the New York Times (“One of the best collegiate singing ensembles, and one of the most adventurous…an exciting, beautifully sung concert at Carnegie Hall”) to The Washington Post (“Under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, the sopranos – indeed, all the voices – sang as one voice, with flawless intonation…their treacherous semitones and contrapuntal subtleties became otherworldly, transcendent even”).
The students who sing in the Yale Glee Club might be majors in music or engineering, English or political science, philosophy or mathematics. They are drawn together by a love of singing and a common understanding that raising one’s voice with others to create something beautiful is one of the noblest human pursuits.
Doors open for seating at 3:30 pm. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.
Mask is required inside the cathedral. Visit our regathering page for the latest information on our safety protocols.