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The Glee Club

Who we are:

  • was founded in 1874 by Andrew Fleming West '74
  • is the largest choral body on Princeton's campus
  • is the 9th oldest collegiate Glee Club in the United States
  • has distinguished itself both nationally and overseas 
  • has 5 major performances each year and numerous special appearances at functions and gatherings around campus
  • mainly performs in Alexander Hall

The choir's repertoire is extremely diverse, embracing anything from renaissance motets and madrigals, Romantic part songs and 21st century choral commissions to the more traditional Glee Club fare of spirituals, folk music and college songs.

The spectrum of Glee Club members is very broad: undergraduates and graduates, scientists and poets, philosophers and economists - all walks of academic life are represented, all bound together by the sheer pleasure of singing together.

Performing traditions:  

  • the annual concerts presented jointly with the Glee Clubs of Harvard and Yale Universities on the eve of the respective football games. (since 1913) 
  • the annual performances of choral masterworks with professional soloists and orchestra to honor Walter Nollner.  In the last few years these have included Carmina BuranaElijahSt. Matthew and St. John Passions  and Mass in B minor, Faure Requiem.

Choir Tours: 

  • biennial tours at the full expense of the Glee Club
  • January 2016 (Intersession), South Africa

REHEARSALS:

Glee Club rehearsals will be held three times each week beginning Monday September 21st, 2015, in the McAlpin Rehearsal Hall in Woolworth Center.

  • Mondays              4:30 to 6:30 p.m
  • Wednesdays        4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Fridays                  4:30 to 6.00 p.m

Auditions:

Here is information about auditions!