The Cornell University Glee Club performs a diverse repertoire ranging from liturgical settings to folk songs, from works of the Renaissance period to recent compositions. Thanks to your donations to the Sokol Commissioning Endowment, the Glee Club supports men's music by commissioning a piece in the Club's name every year.
Concerts consist of male choral music from a variety of cultures. The repertoire spans from European Renaissance to Folk Music of the Americas. Highlights of this year's repertoire include exploring theme of "For Friendship, For You," from their latest commissioned work.
Homecoming Concert Repertoire:
- I Come Singing, Eric William Barnum
- Sonnet 73, Shulamit Ran (commissioned by the Glee Club in 2011)
- Shall I Compare Thee? Stephen Paulus
- Chicago Portraits, Georgeann Weaver
- I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing, Alan Fletcher (commissioned by the Glee Club in 2012)
- Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes, arr. Steven Sametz
- Bound to the Wave, J. David Moore
- Shenandoah, arr. Jameson Marvin
- What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
- Ride the Chariot, spiritual arr. William Henry Smith
Additional Selections for Southeast Tour 2013
- Voi di vo, from Two Georgian Folk Songs, arr. Jameson Marvin
- Gazapkhuli, from Two Georgian Folk Songs, arr. Jameson Marvin
- Sicut Cervus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
- Lowlands, arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
- La Banda, traditional Italian
- All Through the Night, arr. Jameson Marvin
- Antiphon, from Five Mystical Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Lux aurumque, Eric Whitacre
Joint Selections with the Cornell University Chorus
- Harmoniemesse in B-flat major, Franz Joseph Haydn
- Mass No, 4 in C Major, performed with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Franz Schubert
- Jazz Mass, Wolfgang Knittel
- Behind the Clouds, Abbie Betinis
- Magnificat in G, Charles Villiers Stanford
- Christmas Lullaby, John Rutter
- Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, arr. David Willcocks
The Glee Club also sings traditional Cornell songs including the Song of the Classes, the Evening Song, Give My Regards to Davy, and the Cornell Alma Mater.
For those interested in male a cappella pop music, the subset of the Glee Club - The Hangovers - never fails to thrill audiences with a set of contemporary favorites. Although Glee Club concerts usually include a few numbers by the Hangovers, the bulk of Hangovers performances are scheduled independently. See their web site for details.
Check back soon for PDFs of past years' repertoires!