Yale Glee Club: Grace Cathedral – Memorial Day

Jon Curtis

Date(s) - Mon, 05/30/22
4:00 pm


The Yale Glee Club is coming to the Golden State!

Monday, May 30 2022, 4PM at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco – free admission

The choir is giving a free performance of new compositions at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with a free concert from a talented group of young musicians? We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us and enjoy this exhilerating experience with us.

The Yale Glee Club, Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization, performs a broad selection of beautiful cappella choral repertoire under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, including new works by Joel Thompson, Shruthi Rajasekar, Arianne Abela, Isaac Lovdahl and Angélica Negrón.

Sign up for the concert here (optional): https://gracecathedral.org/calendar-events/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 otherworldly, transcendent even”).

The students who sing in the Yale Glee Club might be majors in music or engineering, English or political science, philosophy or mathematics. They are drawn together by a love of singing and a common understanding that raising one’s voice with others to create something beautiful is one of the noblest human pursuits.

Event Details

Doors open for seating at 3:30 pm. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.

COVID Safety

Mask is required inside the cathedral. Visit our regathering page for the latest information on our safety protocols.

We hope to see you there, and wish you all the best!