Harvard Glee Club New Year's Concert Tour 2017
Osaka: Tue, Jan 10 / Tokyo: Mon, Jan 16, 2017
We are pleased to announce two concerts by the Harvard Glee Club, coming to Japan in January 2017 as part of their 2017 New Year's Tour.
The Glee Club draws its repertoire from the music of ten centuries, with a particular emphasis on the performance of present day American music, sacred repertory of the Renaissance, and folk songs of the world. And of course, no performance is complete without a rousing rendition of "Fair Harvard"!
A selection of past performances can be listened to online here: http://harvardgleeclub.org/listen/
Date & Location:
Tuesday, January 10: Osaka Izumi Hall ( 1−4−70 Shiromi, Chuo Ward, Osaka)
Monday, January 16: Tokyo Kioi Hall (6-5 Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo)
Time: Doors open at 18:00 / Concert starts at 19:00
Tickets: S Y5,000 / A Y3,500
Please contact the Harvard Glee Club Japan Tour Office for ticket bookings and additional information about group discounts, sponsorship opportunities, and other enquiries:
Tel: 03-5454-2275 / Fax: 03-5774-0138
Glee Club Profile:
The Harvard Glee Club, the oldest male collegiate chorus in America, is today a fifty-voice choir of students at Harvard University.
Founded by students in 1858 to sing college songs and glees, the Glee Club began under the leadership of Professor Archibald T. Davison in 1912 to develop a repertoire of distinction and gain a distinguished international reputation. Over the ensuing century, the Glee Club has traveled on 109 concert tours, released nine recordings, and collaborated with numerous renowned ensembles.
Many of the foremost composers of the twentieth century penned works for the Harvard Glee Club, including Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Gustav Holst, Randall Thompson, and Irving Fine.
Since 1978, the Glee Club has sought to enrich the male choral repertory by commissioning new works by such composers as Virgil Thomson, Toru Takemitsu, Morten Lauridsen, Dominick Argento, Nancy Galbraith, and John Muehliesen.