Fri, May 05|
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
Trinity plays host to the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Mark Stover, as they present their spring concert "In the Rhythm of Love."
Time & Location
May 05, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
About the Event
About the event: Trinity plays host to the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Mark Stover, as they present their spring concert "In the Rhythm of Love." The program features a diverse range of music, including pieces from Craig Hella Johnson & Ola Gjeilo. Also included will be music in solidarity and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, including David Conte's Elegy for Matthew, in memory of Matthew Shepard on the 25th anniversary of his death.
About the ensemble: Founded in 1859, the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club is one of the oldest collegiate choruses in the United States and the oldest continually-run student organization on the Michigan campus. Long acclaimed as one of the finest male choruses in the world, the Glee Club has achieved this stature by sustaining and respecting the traditions which have been established during its 163-year history. The graduate and undergraduate members of the Glee Club, chosen by audition at the beginning of both the Fall and Winter terms, represent a wide spectrum of majors in a majority of the University's 19 schools and colleges and its student officers are responsible for the management of all non-musical Glee Club operations.
The Glee Club has become renowned for its wide repertoire of music that incorporates selections from different musical styles and periods including Renaissance motets, Romantic anthems, opera choruses, folk songs, spirituals, contemporary works, and, of course, Michigan songs. The Friars, a nine-member subset of the Glee Club, are in their 67th year and serve as an extension of the Glee Club as they maintain an ambitious performing schedule.