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. Additional concert activities take place throughout the year. The Club rehearses weekly during the fall and spring on Thursday evenings. Associate members are welcome at rehearsals and “afterglows,” the annual “Summerfest” party in September, and other Club activities. 


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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The Road Home…

247th Members’ Concert with the Penn State Glee Club

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Alice Tully Hall – Lincoln Center
Saturday, January 13th 2018, 8:00 p.m.

1941 Broadway (between West 65th and 66th Streets)
Afterglow Gala Reception to follow in the Combined Lobbies (Black Tie)

The UGC is proud to host the Pennsylvania State University Men’s Glee Club at Lincoln Center for our 247th Members’ concert. “Raising the Song since 1888”, the Penn State Glee Club will be hitting the road, due East on I-80, to join the UGC on stage at Alice Tully for another evening of music and good cheer.  Penn State has long sponsored one of the nation’s leading men’s choral programs and we’re thrilled at the opportunity to make music together.  The men of the UGC will of course treat you to another evening of entertaining pieces from many genres, including selections by Kirby Shaw, Jacques Arcadelt, Wendell Whalum, William Dawson, Rogers & Hammerstein, as well as Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home”.  Our “Black Tie” Gala Afterglow will be held after the concert in the lobby of Alice Tully, 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 choral tradition. 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.

First Rehearsal of our 124th Season – Thursday, September 28th, 2017!

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!

First Rehearsal – Thursday, September 22nd

KeithSoloRiversideWe’re looking forward to seeing members (old, new and prospective) at our first rehearsal of the fall season – Thursday, September 22nd. If you are a current UGC member, be sure to read below about joining Chorus Connection, our members-only website that manages our calendar, rehearsal music files, and more!

We’ll start each rehearsal by warming up with a UGC Blue Book song. This week’s song is “Wake Freshmen Wake” – please bring it to rehearsal!

Brothers, Sing On!

Members: Access the Club Directory & Music at Chorus Connection!

If you are a current UGC member, you should have received an email inviting you to join Chorus Connection, a separate website that will manage the club directory, online music files & more. Be sure to respond to the email invitation in order to activate your Chorus Connection account (check your email spam folder for an email message from “support@chorusconnection.com”). If you need help, you can always email Jerry Piper at gmpiper@gmail.com.

About Our New Website…

The University Glee Club of New York City has a new onlinUGCLogo_480px_72dpie home! This new website (as of January 2016) will bring lots of innovation to our Internet presence, and we’ll be adding plenty of new & updated functionality in the coming weeks!

In the meantime, if you need to access any part of the original website, including the Members directory and/or the Rehearsal Music downloads, you can visit the old site by clicking here.