Glee Club to present annual 'Blue and White Concert'

April 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Glee Club will present its annual spring "Blue and White Concert" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Eisenhower Auditorium at University Park. The ensemble's program will feature music by British composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Bob Chilcott, and include a performance by the Hi-Lo's, as well as traditional Penn State songs. The Glee Club is conducted by Christopher Kiver, assisted by choral conducting graduate student Nathan C. Glocke.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $4 for students. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at the Penn State Arts Ticket Center. Tickets purchased in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium are eligible for a 40 percent discount. There is no limit on the number of tickets that may be purchased. Purchases made the day of the concert are not eligible for the discount. The concert will be available via livestream video at the Penn State School of Music website.

Program

Loch Lomond — arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (Nathan C. Glocke, conductor)

Five Ways to Kill a Man — Bob Chilcott

Invictus — Joshua Rist

Siriri — arranged by Daniel Afonso Jr. (Nathan C. Glocke, conductor)

Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss (from Five Tudor Portraits) — Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ain't Got Time to Die — arranged by Stacey Gibbs

Selections by the Hi-Lo's:

Penn State songs

The Penn State Glee Club is Penn State’s oldest student organization. Since its first spring tour in March of 1889, the Glee Club has performed throughout the United States and abroad, with recent tours to Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, France and New Zealand. In recent years, the Glee Club has performed at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, as well as the National Presbyterian Church and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. In addition, the choir has presented concerts at conventions of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (2007, 2013), Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses Inc. (2008, 2014), the National Association for Music Education (MENC, 2009), and the American Choral Directors Association (2010, 2014).

Since 2005, the Glee Club has performed major choral works including Symphony No. 2 in C Minor ("Resurrection”)" by Gustav Mahler, "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor ("Choral"), the Verdi "Requiem", and the Poulenc "Gloria."

Glee Club members hail from all colleges on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Last Updated April 11, 2016