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Pomona College Glee Club

May 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Free

The Pomona College Glee Club is the college’s advanced choral ensemble. It is led by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music. Each spring, up to 32 of the Claremont Colleges’ most gifted singers, with majors drawn from across the natural and physical sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts come together to explore a challenging classical repertoire from the 16th century to the present, focusing especially on works for unaccompanied voices.

This year’s tour brings the 21-voice ensemble to Palm Desert to sing the following selections:

  • Come let’s rejoyce……………………………..Amner
  • I praise the tender flower…………………….Finzi
  • Drop, drop, slow tears…………………………attrib. Gibbons
  • Salvator mundi…………………………………..Tallis
  • My spirit sang all day…………………………..Finzi
  • The evening primrose………………………….Britten
  • Flower of beauty…………………………………Clements
  • The blue bird……………………………………..Stanford
  • Hymn to St. Cecilia…………………………….Britten
  • A choral flourish…………………………………Vaughan Williams
  • A Good-night…………………………………….Bennett
  • They are at rest………………………………….Elgar
  • Valiant-for-Truth………………………………..Williams

The Glee Club rehearses from January through April in preparation for a series of on- and off-campus concerts, and for its annual tour immediately following Commencement. Recent international destinations have included Florence, Venice, Rome, London, Kraków, Wrocław, Leipzig, Dresden, and Prague; frequent domestic travel has included New York, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, D.C. The group has sung by invitation at St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome), St. Mark’s Basilica (Venice), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), the Thomaskirche (Leipzig), the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (St. Louis), and the National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.).

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