Penn State Glee Club inspires audiences in Iceland

Fifty-one members of the Penn State Glee Club recently completed an eight-day tour of Iceland, performing in Reykjavik, Akureyri and Husavik, sharing performances with the Karlakór Akureryar-Geysir Men's Choir, Flensborg High School Choirs and Söngfjelagid in Reykjavik. The highlight of the tour was an impromptu performance at Skálholt Cathedral, which boasts an impressive acoustic. The men performed several pieces, including an arrangement of the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond," featuring Sean Toso (sophomore, voice major) as soloist, and the Penn State Alma Mater. Recordings of both were posted on the Penn State Glee Club Facebook page and have had a total of more than 116,000 views. 

The tour included spectacular sightseeing opportunities, such as geysers, waterfalls, volcanic craters, a rift valley formed by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates and filming locations for "Game of Thrones." Formed in 1888, the Glee Club is the oldest student organization at Penn State with members from all colleges on the University Park campus.   

 

Last Updated June 01, 2016