This culminating performance of the one-day "Men of Song" festival brings together over 100 young men representing Pennsylvania middle schools and high schools to join with the Penn State Glee Club in a celebration of male choral singing. The festival choir is conducted by Christopher Kiver.
This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.
Vive l'amour ♦ arr. Robert Shaw and Alice Parker
In Flanders Fields ♦ arr. Roger Emerson
Jonah's Song (from Two Meditations) ♦ Peter Schickele
It Chanced While I was Walking ♦ arr. Bruce Trinkley
Leaning on a Lamp Post ♦ arr. John Leavitt
The Penn State Glee Club was founded in December of 1888, and 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 sung at the National Presbyterian Church and National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. They have sung for state and regional conventions of the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association (2007, 2013), Intercollegiate Men's Choruses (2008), the National Association for Music Education (MENC, 2009), and the American Choral Directors Association (2010). In 2014, they will perform at the American Choral Director's Association's Eastern Division conference as well as the annual meeting of Intercollegiate Men's Choruses, Inc. Directed by Christopher Kiver, the Glee Club’s members hail from all colleges and schools on the University Park campus.