Praised by The Washington Post for its “virtuosic choral sounds” and diverse and challenging repertoire of classical and contemporary men’s choral music, the Cornell University Glee Club presents this musical celebration of its sesquicentennial. Founded in 1868, it is now regarded as one of the nation’s premiere choral ensembles.
“[T]he Glee Club of Cornell has become a home to thousands of young men who have traveled in all walks of life, from music and medicine, to agriculture and astronomy. The group has performed songs of Bernstein on Malaysian television and songs of Shostakovich in the Moscow Conservatory, sung in more than a dozen languages and logged hundreds of thousands of miles, and brought music to millions of people as near and far as the students of Cornell and rural school children in Taipei.” (Songs From the Hill - A History of the Cornell Glee Club)
The program will feature many favorites from the past 150 years, including Franz Biebl's immortal "Ave Maria." Highlights will include the Washington premiere of a new commission by Julia Adolphe, "Falling Water," and a nostalgic nod to the group's earliest days as the Cornell University Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin Club. The program will conclude with traditional college songs including the alma mater, "Far Above Cayuga's Waters."
Saturday, January 12 at 7:30pm
Music Center Strathmore 5301 TUCKERMAN LANE NORTH BETHESDA, MD 20852-3385
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