Please join us in Charlottesville this fall as we begin our 147th season of Harmony, Love, and Brotherhood! Event registrations and ticket sales links will become available as the semester begins. Note, the Annual Dinner is earlier than usual this … Continue reading
The Virginia Glee Club, est. 1871, is one of the ten oldest glee clubs in the United States. A century and a half ago, students at historic American universities (mostly male, nearly all single-gender) often banded together to make music … Continue reading
We are excited to welcome former Virginia Glee Club conductor Bruce Tammen (1997-2001) back to Charlottesville for our Four Free concert April 1st, featuring the Virginia Women’s Chorus, the Roanoke College Oriana Singers, and Bruce’s current choir, Chicago Men’s A … Continue reading
And, we’re off! Tour 2017 begins now. Visit our Tour events page to find a concert near you. Follow the Virginia Glee Club’s adventures (and misadventures – A free night in New Orleans? What could happen?) via Frank’s tour blog.
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Founded in 1871, the Virginia Glee Club is the oldest musical organization at the University of Virginia. The Club’s members, primarily undergraduate students, come from every school and college within the University. Members consider the group a “fraternity of talent,” committed to performing at a professional level, promoting fellowship, and preserving longstanding tradition. Throughout its history, the Virginia Glee Club has been consistently recognized as a leader among American men’s choruses, performing a variety of sacred and secular music in the classical tradition. The group performed for former President Bill Clinton at the national celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s 250th birthday and has also been heard on broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show, National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Virginia Public Radio, and the Voice of America. In addition to presenting on-grounds concerts, the group has toured widely, both domestically and abroad, and has collaborated with some of the finest women’s choruses in the eastern and southern United States. The Club toured France in the summer of 2000, visiting Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, Aix en Provence, Carcassonne, and Nice. More recently, in the spring of 2016, the Club went on a tour of Argentina, performing all over Buenos Aires, the largest province in the country. In the Spring of 2017, the Club performed in Carnegie Hall as part of a concert honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and toured the Southeast.