The Harvard Glee Club
Conductor, Andrew Clark
Presented by the Harvard Club of Savannah & Coastal Georgia
Savannah/Hilton Head HARVARDWOOD Chapter.
The Harvard Glee Club is a 60-voice, all-male choral ensemble at Harvard University. Founded in 1858 in the tradition of English and American glee clubs, it is the oldest collegiate chorus in the US. The Glee Club is a fixture of the Boston music scene, performing frequently with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. The Glee Club has embarked on over 80 annual spring tours to different regions of the United States. It has also performed at concert halls around the world including televised appearances at the Kennedy Center Honors and in Leonard Bernstein's popular series The Unanswered Question. A number of notable people were members of the Glee Club during their time at Harvard, including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Blackmun, Leonard Bernstein, and Virgil Thompson; and numerous major composers of the 20th and 21st centuries have dedicated works to the group.