The University Glee Club of New York City was formed in 1886 and formally organized in 1894 “to encourage male voice singing of the highest excellence for university and college graduates and former students residing in or near New York City,” according to the Club’s constitution.  Founded on the love of male voice singing, its roster over the years has included thousands of men from hundreds of universities and colleges, all possessing the desire to sing, learned or fostered during their undergraduate years.

Members’ concerts are given in the spring and winter of each year by active members for retired active members, associate members, and guests, and the Club’s repertoire covers a wide range of music including classical works, Broadway musicals, sea chanteys, spirituals and traditional college songs. The Club rehearses weekly during the fall and spring on Thursday evenings in the Grand Lodge Room at Masonic Hall NYC on West 23rd Street.  Associate members are welcome at rehearsals and the weekly post-rehearsal “afterglows,” the annual “Summerfest” party in September, and other Club activities. 




SAT NOV 2: 125th ANNIVERSARY GALA @ The University Club

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250th Members’ Concert!

“Singing Through The Years”

Saturday, May 11th 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Alice Tully Hall – Lincoln Center – 1941 Broadway (btw W 65th & 66th) Afterglow Gala Reception to follow in the Combined Lobbies

After 125 years of singing, please join us for our 250th Members Concert!

The UGC will be celebrating its long and storied history by performing a special anniversary concert at Lincoln Center.  To commemorate this milestone, the program will draw from our vast musical repertoire including several selections written or arranged by our talented conductors, accompanists and members, both past and present. Our “Black Tie” Gala Afterglow will be held after the concert in the lobby, where we’ll dance to the incomparable sound of the Joe Holmes Swing Band.  Join us for an evening of great music drawn from the best choral traditions!   

Tickets ($40) are available from UGC Members or on our ticket page.

The program will include:

Got a Mind to Do Right (arr. David Morrow)
O Vos Omnes (Tomas Luis de Victoria)
When Thou Commandest Me to Sing (Stephen Paulus)
Down in the Valley (arr. George Mead)
Three Chanteys (arr. Marshall Bartholomew)
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Stephen Foster arr Channing Lefebvre)
Easter Hymn from “Cavalleria rusticana” (Pietro Mascagni)

Selections by winner of the Hambone Quartet Contest
The Crickets, and The Ten 

We Are The UGC (Francisco Nunez)
I’ve Got Rhythm (George Gershwin, arr. Andy Tyson)
Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster, arr. John Ong)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (arr. Fenno Heath)
Brotherhood of Man (Frank Loesser, arr. John Ong)
Medley from “Les Miserables” (arr. Russell Ames)



APRIL 5-7: UGC FAMILY RETREAT @ The Shawnee Inn & Resort


SAT MAY 11: 250th MEMBERS’ CONCERT @ Alice Tully Hall

SAT NOV 2: 125th ANNIVERSARY GALA @ The University Club

249th Members’ Concert

“Let Us Break Bread Together”

The University Glee Club of New York City
249th Members’ Concert with our special guests
The Lehigh University Choir and The Yale Glee Club

Alice Tully Hall – Lincoln Center
Saturday, January 12th 2019, 8:00 p.m.
1941 Broadway (between West 65th and 66th Streets), New York City
Afterglow Gala Reception (Black Tie) to follow in the Combined Lobbies

Please join The University Glee Club as we begin our 125th Anniversary Celebration!
We will share the stage with two of the oldest and most storied collegiate choirs in the nation: The Lehigh University Choir (founded in 1869 and celebrating 150 years), and The Yale Glee Club (founded in 1861, the 3rd oldest collegiate choir in the US). Our “Black Tie” Gala Afterglow will be held after the concert in the lobby, where we’ll dance to the incomparable sound of the Joe Holmes Swing Band. Join us for an evening of great music drawn from the best choral traditions!

Tickets ($45) are available electronically from UGC Members or on our website at

The UGC’s 125th Season – Save the Dates!

Sun. Sep. 16th, 2018 – Summerfest @ Larchmont Yacht Club
Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018 – First Rehearsal @ Masonic Hall NYC
Sat. Jan. 12th, 2019 – 249th Members Concert with Lehigh & Yale @ Alice Tully Hall
Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019 – Joe’s Night @ The Players
Apr. 5th-7th, 2019 – UGC Family Retreat @ Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Thu. Apr 25th, 2019 – Hambone Cup
Sat. May 11th, 2019 – 250th Members Concert @ Alice Tully Hall

Calling All Friends of the UGC! Associate Members Wanted!

Are you interested in joining one of New York City’s oldest cultural institutions? Consider becoming a University Glee Club Associate Member!

Associates are the backbone of the UGC – they are our most fervent supporters, and join us at all our social events throughout the year!

Learn more about UGC Associate Memberships on our Membership page.

When you are ready to join us, simply fill out the Request for Associate Membership Form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University Glee Club of New York City!

Statue of Liberty Bell Soirée – Encore!

University Glee Club and Orpheus Club Members and their guests are cordially invited to the Second Annual Statue of Liberty Bell Soirée on Saturday June 16th. The UGC looks forward to reuniting with our brothers-in-song, The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, for a spirited night of joint and small group singing, including hearing from each club’s quartets and small groups such as The Crickets, The Ten and from The Orpheus Club, the Rat Pack, Interchangeables and Bacchus Boys. As with last year’s event, we will join together in song from the tables during dinner, for many a shared group favorite, including accompanied numbers.

The evening begins at 6pm at The Players in Gramercy (16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003) for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and entertainment around 7pm. Dates are encouraged! Dress code is blazers / sports coat and club tie for gentlemen, cocktail attire for dates. The cost of the evening is $95 per head which includes dinner and an open bar.  Tickets may be purchased at http://www.ugcofnyc.org/tickets

A note about the venue: The Players is a private social club founded in 1888 when Edwin Booth, the greatest American actor of his time, purchased a Gothic Revival-style mansion facing Gramercy Park and commissioned architect Stanford White to transform it into a certain club “for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts.” More information can be found here: http://www.theplayersnyc.org/

Contact Tyler Hirschey with any questions at thirschey (at) yahoo.com and let him know if you have any acts you would like to contribute to the program.

Last year’s event was great fun, so join us at The Players on June 16th!

“When I Have Sung My Songs To You” – Our 248th Members’ Concert

Join us for our 248th Members’ Concert with our special guests, Treble

Masonic Hall NYC – Grand Lodge Room
Saturday, May 19th 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Entrance on 46 West 24th Street (East of 6th Avenue)
Afterglow Gala Reception to follow at the Masonic Hall Banquet Room (Black Tie)


The University Glee Club will once again open the doors of our home at Masonic Hall NYC for our Spring Concert, this time with our special guests and longstanding friends, Treble, New York City’s premier and longest established women’s a cappella ensemble. The men of the UGC will of course again treat you to another evening of entertaining pieces from many genres, including selections by Gounod, Schubert, Leonard Bernstein, Randall Thompson, Z. Randall Stroope, William Dawson, Moses Hogan, and Ernest Charles’ beautiful “When I Have Sung My Songs To You”. Our “Black Tie” Gala Afterglow will be held after the concert in Masonic Hall, and we’ll dance as usual to the incomparable sound of the Joe Holmes Swing Band. All in all it will be another great evening of music drawn from the best of the men’s – and women’s – choral traditions! Please join us!!

These concerts would not be possible without additional support from members and your participation in the Concert Support program this year would again be deeply appreciated.

Order Tickets online via our website HERE, or by mail using THIS FORM.

UGC @ IMC DC 2018

The UGC, Founding Member of the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses (IMC), will participate in their biannual seminar in Washington, DC at the 3pm concert on Saturday. March 3rd. The seminar’s concerts are being held in the beautiful National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, and the event is free. So we welcome all our DC area friends to join us!  More information on the entire IMC seminar can be found at http://imcdc2018.weebly.com/


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