Greetings Alumni of the Virginia Glee Club! You’ve probably been seeing videos online of Virtual Choirs, the ones where singers record their parts alone and then some editing wizards turn it into a magical video. We’ve decided that making a … Continue reading
While Club is on tour, our conductor Frank keeps record of all of the adventures in a >>blog.<< Check in regularly for updates on where the guys have been during their trip. Did you attend one of our performances in … Continue reading
The Virginia Glee Club is excited to announce its Spring 2020 tour! If you are in the area during our performances, please join us as we spread our message of Harmony, Love and Brotherhood through song. During this year’s tour … Continue reading
Whether you’re a current student or a Townie, if you’re looking for a place to sing in a TTBB choir with plenty of history and camaraderie, have we got the scoop for you! The Virginia Glee Club will be holding auditions … Continue reading
Virginia's Messengers of Harmony, Love and Brotherhood
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. In the spring of 2018, the Club premiered the first TTBB arrangement of the major work Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams.