Yale Glee Club Performance
The ArtsNaples World Festival and the Yale Club of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that they will host the Yale Glee Club in concert at the North Naples United Methodist Church on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Fidelity Investments, the concert will feature works by Brahms, Victoria, Tavener, new works by Timothy Laciano '15, Winslow & Morrison, folk songs, spirituals, and of course, Yale original songs. About the Yale Glee Club From its earliest days as a group of thirteen men from the Class of 1863 to its current incarnation as an eighty-voice chorus of women and men, the Yale Glee Club, Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization, has represented the best in collegiate choral music. During its recent 150th anniversary season, the Glee Club’s performances received rave reviews in the national press, from The New York Times (“One of the best collegiate singing ensembles, and one of the most adventurous...an exciting, beautifully sung concert at Carnegie Hall”) to The Washington Post (“Under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, the sopranos—indeed, all the voices —sang as one voice, with flawless intonation … their treacherous semitones and contrapuntal subtleties became otherwordly, transcendent even”). Under the direction of Musical Director Jeffrey Douma, the Yale Glee Club’s repertoire embraces a broad spectrum of choral music from the 16th century to the present, including Renaissance motets, contemporary choral works, folk music, spirituals, and traditional Yale songs. One of the most traveled choruses in the world, the Yale Glee Club has performed in every major city in the United States and embarked on its first overseas tour in 1928. It has since appeared before enthusiastic audiences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. After a short trip to Sarasota for a concert following the performance in Naples, the Glee Club will embark on a tour to Cuba. About Jeffrey Douma, Musical Director Since the fall of 2003, Jeffrey Douma has served as Director of the Yale Glee Club. He also serves as Professor of Conducting at the Yale School of Music, where he teaches in the graduate choral program, and as founding Director of the Yale Choral Artists. He served as Artistic Director of the first Yale International Choral Festival in June, 2012. To Purchase Tickets Tickets for the Yale Glee Club’s March 8 performance are just $35 per person for premium seating and $25 per person for general admission. The North Naples United Methodist Church is located at 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.YaleClubSWFL.org, call 800.595.4849, or send payment to YCSWF, 1100 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102.
North Naples United Methodist Church
6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL 34110