music

Glee Club

The Rutgers University Glee Club traces its roots back to 1872 and has been among the nation’s premier collegiate choirs. Significant honors, recent concerts, and recordings under Patrick Gardner reflect the ensemble’s current high level of recognition for the superior quality of its choral sound and its imaginative programming of new music by significant composers. The performance of major choral/orchestral works for men’s ensemble has been a significant part of the Rutgers Glee Club’s recent activities. In 2000, the Glee Club joined with the Philadelphia Singers to perform Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle. The Rutgers Glee Club complements such major undertakings with presentations of a repertory ranging from traditional college songs through 19th-century master works for men’s chorus.