This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE.
The University of Michigan Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs are long-standing Wolverine traditions that span the domains of collegiate pride, fraternity, and excellence in music and performance. If you haven’t heard these two talented groups in action, what are you waiting for?
Founded in 1859 and 1893, respectively, the University of Michigan Glee Clubs are open to membership for any U-M students, regardless of their academic majors. The result is two groups of musically passionate students from a variety of backgrounds and fields of study. Performing in many international tours and festivals throughout the year, the Glee Clubs can be heard on numerous recordings (and their fine music might be the perfect gift for a Michigan alum in your life!) and in concert at the University.
The Men’s Glee Club at the University of Michigan is the second-oldest collegiate chorus in the entirety of the United States, and also the oldest student organization at U-M. Fresh off their phenomenal fall concert that was held on November 5, the Men’s Glee Club is gearing up for the momentous Bicentennial Celebration next year as part of the University of Michigan’s 200-year anniversary. As part of the Bicentennial, the Men’s Glee Club will perform a brand-new piece of music, meant to live on in Wolverine musical history in perpetuity — and, alumni, students, staff, faculty, and retirees are asked to send lyrical suggestions for inclusion in the new song. For more information about this unique project, click here.
The Women’s Glee Club has an impressive following as well, with more than 120 years of song under its belt. With past tours around the world and multiple recordings available for download and purchase, these ladies are gearing up for an autumn concert on November 19 in the beautiful, historic Hill Auditorium. And, if you’re in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., or New York City next May, you may be able to catch them on their spring tour!
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