November 8, 2022
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.
255th Members Concert
November 8, 2022
The University Glee Club of NYC presents our 255th Members’ Concert
The University Glee Club of New York City, with our guest group, the Dartmouth Aires, are proud to sing strong in the historic Riverside Church. This is our first in-person December concert in 44 years. Our songs celebrate the Holiday season and honor the acoustics of the church. Among them, we will sing a big band-style rendition of “Sleigh Ride” and with the Dartmouth Aires will tell our audience about the wine witches glittering in the glass and the fire goblins flickering on the ceiling. Come and enjoy our songs of joy, reverie, cluster chords, and ice gnomes — the perfect start to a great holiday season!
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254th Members Concert
December 9, 2021
The University Glee Club returns to Alice Tully Hall for our first in-person concert since January 2020, joined by our special guests The Notes & Keys, the oldest a capella group at Columbia University.
The men of the UGC will treat you to an evening of entertaining pieces from many genres, including spirituals, sea shanties, traditional choral, and even an original piece by our own Francisco Nunez.
Our “Black Tie” Gala Afterglow will be held after the concert in the Alice Tully Hall Combined Lobby, where we’ll dance to the incomparable sound of Danny Lipsitz and The Brass Tacks.
Join us for an evening of great music drawn from the best choral traditions!
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253rd Members’ Concert
April 27, 2021
Please join the University Glee Club on May 15th for its digital Spring Show, “Coming to New York”, featuring the SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
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252nd Members’ Concert
November 19, 2020
Please join the University Glee Club of NYC for its 252nd Members’ Concert – and first to be held online. With special guest SoHarmoniums.
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249th Members’ Concert
November 19, 2018
“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
Calling All Friends of the UGC! Associate Members Wanted!
June 15, 2018
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!
June 2, 2018
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
March 28, 2018
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
February 8, 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/