The Pennsylvania State University Men’s Glee Club is one of the most active and distinguished men’s collegiate choruses in the United States. Founded in December of 1888, the Glee Club has entertained audiences at Penn State, around the US, and the world with the joy of song from classical to contemporary. Since its first spring in March of 1889, the Glee Club has toured throughout the US and abroad with recent tours to New Zealand, San Francisco, Boston, and Iceland. In recent years, the Glee Club has sung at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and Notre-Dame in Paris. The Glee Club takes an active part in singing at Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses conferences.
The Glee Club is Penn State’s oldest student organization and is composed of 60-70 singers from all majors of the University. Every fall, the Glee Club holds an annual Fall Concert and every spring holds the Blue & White Weekend Concert held in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium. In addition to formal concerts, the Glee Club and the Hi-Lo’s sing at various events for the Universit and the surrounding State College community.
Each spring, the Glee Club goes on Spring Tour. The Glee Club has toured sites such as New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The Glee Club occasionally travels abroad to places like New Zealand and most recently, Iceland.
The Glee Club sings music for men’s voices from the 16th to the 21st centuries including sacred and secular works, folk songs from around the world, spirituals, and traditional Penn State songs. The Penn State Hi-Lo’s, a subset of the Glee Club founded in 1933 perform madrigals, glees, and recent popular songs.
Throughout its history, the Glee Club has made many recordings and television appearances and in 1994, they released their first CD recording, P.S. – Happy Holidays. Please visit our Merchandise page for more information about purchasing Glee Club CDs.