Penn State Glee Club to perform Nov. 4

October 30, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Glee Club will present its annual fall concert in a new venue, the Worship Hall of the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. The ensemble's program features music by Felix Mendelssohn and Malcolm Dalglish, as well as traditional Penn State songs and a set of pieces performed by the Hi-Lo's, a small group comprised of Glee Club members. The Glee Club is conducted by Christopher Kiver.

General admission tickets are $4.99 and student tickets are $2. Tickets will go on sale 45 minutes prior to the concert in the lobby and are cash only. No advance ticket purchase is available. The concert also will be livestreamed on the Penn State School of Music website.

Program

Kyrie (from Missa mater patris) - Josquin des Prez, edited by Jameson Marvin

Beati mortui - Felix Mendelssohn

Paradise - arranged by Malcolm Dalglish

A Passer-by - Byron Adams

Selections by the Hi-Lo's

Entrance and March of the Peers (from Iolanthe)  Arthur Sullivan

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, New Zealand, and Iceland. 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," the Poulenc "Gloria," and Mendelssohn's "Elijah." The Glee Club’s members hail from all colleges on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Last Updated October 30, 2017