University of Notre Dame Glee Club Concert

Event details

  • Thursday | October 21, 2021
  • 07:00 PM -
  • Sanctuary (masks required)

The University of Notre Dame Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Daniel Stowe, will appear at Westminster on Thursday, October 21, as part of their 2021 Fall Tour. The Glee Club recently celebrated its 100th anniversary as a campus ensemble.

The program will include sacred music by Victoria, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff; contemporary classical choral settings; and a presentation of the civil-rights suite “Rainbow Round My Shoulder,” originally compiled to accompany the landmark 1959 Alvin Ailey dance work of the same name. Also on the program will be American folk songs, hymns, spirituals, and popular songs. Click here to download the full program.

The concert is free and open to the public; an offering will be taken. Please note: masks are required at the concert. Don’t miss this thrilling evening of a cappella music for men's chorus!


About The Notre Dame Glee Club

Founded in 1915, the Notre Dame Glee Club celebrated its Centennial in the 2015-16 school year, welcoming over 500 alumni back to campus for a reunion. Each year the 60-voice chorus presents a wide-ranging repertory in several formal campus and tour concerts as well as in dozens of informal performances at University events. The Club’s membership is drawn from all courses of study at the university; their concert programs customarily include classical a cappella music for men’s chorus as well as folk songs, African-American spirituals, barbershop arrangements, and songs of Notre Dame.

The Club tours domestically twice each year, and internationally once every other year; over the last quarter-century they have performed in over 40 U.S. states and in 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Among several Glee Club recordings are Beautiful Rain (2007), On the Rocky Road to Dublin (2012), and Loyal Sons (2016). Their most recent collection is Christmas at Notre Dame (2017), with the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra.

Director Daniel Stowe (dstowe@nd.edu) has been a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty since 1993. In addition to directing the Glee Club, he is also conductor of the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra and the Notre Dame Collegium Musicum, and teaches music history and conducting.