April 20, 2021
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.