Harvard Glee Club in concert in Denver on Friday, March 18
Denver is the final stop on the HGC's spring tour to AZ, NM, and CO
The oldest collegiate choir in the country is heading out West.
The Harvard Glee Club, founded in 1858, is a men's chorus that tours annually. This year it will be visiting Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado during its spring tour of the southwestern United States.
If you come to see the Glee Club in March, you'll have the chance to hear repertory spanning several centuries from the masses of Renaissance composers to modern compositions by contemporary composers. You'll also hear songs from different folk traditions, such as Irish folk melodies, among others. But HGC's repertoire was not always so diverse. The group was founded in 1858 for the purpose of singing college songs and glees, which were part songs from the 18th and 19th centuries often sung in gentlemen's clubs. It was not until the group had its first conductor, Dr. Archibald T. "Doc" Davison, that it gained a repertoire of distinction. "Doc" Davison began conducting the group in 1912, and under his tenure the Glee Club began the practice of touring. In total, HGC has gone on 107 tours, visiting four continents and dozens of countries.
The Glee Club is excited to visit this beautiful and exciting region of the country. Concerts will be held in Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Steamboat Springs and Denver, Colorado. Its Denver concert will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith (formerly St. Paul's Lutheran Church), at 16th and Grant on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $15 and are available through the link below. Don't miss this chance to see one of the country's premier college choirs perform without having to travel to Cambridge!