The College of Arts and Architecture

Glee Club "Blue and White" Concert

Glee Club at Eastern Division
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

General $12, students $4

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The Penn State Glee Club presents its annual spring concert in Eisenhower Auditorium. The choir's program features 19th-century German repertoire by Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert, arrangements of well-known spirituals, and "Benedicamus Domino" by renowned 20th-century Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. The concert will also include selections from the Hi-Los, a small ensemble of Glee Club members.

The Glee Club is conducted by Penn State's director of choral activities Christopher Kiver. Will Preston serves as collaborative pianist. The conductor of the Penn State Alma Mater is Glee Club president Reese Wamsley.

This event is available on livestream at the Penn State School of Music.

Program

Hail! Oh, Hail! ♦ Ray Fortunato

Psalm 117 ♦ Stanley M. Hoffman

Benedicamus Domino ♦ Krzysztof Penderecki

O vos omnes ♦ Pablo Casals

Hes' Got the Whole World in His Hands ♦ arranged by Fenno Heath

Soon-ah Will Be Done ♦ William L. Dawson

Tarantella ♦ Randall Thompson

Selections by Hi-Lo's

Die Rose stand im Tau ♦ Robert Schumann

Der Gondelfahrer ♦ Franz Schubert

Penn State Forever ♦ arranged by Richard Grant, Lewis Spratlan, and Bruce Trinkley

Penn State Alma Mater ♦ arranged by Hummel Fishburn


The Penn State Glee Club is Penn State’s oldest student organization. Since its first spring tour in March of 1889, the Glee Club has performed throughout the United States and abroad, with recent tours to Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, France, and New Zealand. In recent years, the Glee Club has performed at Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh), as well as the National Presbyterian Church and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In addition, the choir has presented concerts at conventions of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (2007, 2013), Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc. (2008, 2014), the National Association for Music Education (MENC, 2009), and the American Choral Directors Association (2010, 2014). Since 2005, the Glee Club has performed major choral works including Symphony No.2 in C Minor ("Resurrection”)" by Gustav Mahler, Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor ("Choral"), the Verdi Requiem, and the Poulenc Gloria. Conducted by Christopher Kiver, the Glee Club’s members hail from all colleges on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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