Choral Arts
150 Years of Singing

Glee Club

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A Brief History

Lehigh’s distinguished tradition of singing began in the late 1800s and continues on today. For nearly a century, the Lehigh University Glee Club was the only choral group at Lehigh. When Lehigh became coed in the 70s, the mixed University Choir replaced the all-male Glee Club. In 2005, the men of the University Choir – with encouragement from Glee Club alumni – revived the tradition of male singing at Lehigh. Today, after a thirty year hiatus, the hallmark sound of male singing is once again part of Lehigh’s proud tradition of choral excellence. The Lehigh University Glee Club maintains an extensive repertoire encompassing masterworks of the male-only arrangement, glee club classics, barbershop, and Lehigh fight songs, in addition to performing new works specially written for them. They perform at most Lehigh Choral Arts concerts and off-campus in both formal and informal settings, spreading their love for Lehigh and its tradition of male singing.

How to Join

Joining Glee Club is as easy as joining the University Choir – if you’re a part of the University Choir, and sing tenor or bass, then you have the option of joining Glee Club.  Glee Club is worth one credit and meets Monday afternoons for one hour in the Fall, and two hours in the Spring.

Contact the Glee Club

If you would like to inquire about incorporating a Glee Club performance into your event, please contact:

Owen Rahr, Manager
opr222@lehigh.edu

Quinton Ritchie, Outreach
qsr222@lehigh.edu