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Loyola’s Montage Series presents Yale Glee Club Winter Tour to Benefit The New Orleans Childrens Chorus

Loyola press release - January 3, 2007

(New Orleans)—Loyola’s Montage Arts Series will present a special performance by the Yale Glee Club on Friday, January 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. All proceeds will benefit The New Orleans Children’s Chorus.

As one of the leading collegiate choral ensembles in the United States, the Yale Glee Club has brought its gift of song to audiences around the world. The Yale Glee Club is an eighty-voice mixed chorus under the direction of Jeffrey Douma. The Glee Club’s 2007 director tour will feature works by Gabrielli, Rossini, Copland, and other composers, new works by young American composers Caroline Mallonee and Jenni Brandon, as well as folk songs, spirituals, and traditional Yale songs. This concert will also feature the New Orleans Children’s Chorus under the direction of Cheryl Dupont.

The Yale Glee Club began with thirteen men from the class of 1863. In 1921, Marshal Bartholomew began a 32-year tenure as director, adding serious classical music to the repertoire for the first time. The Yale Glee Club soon became synonymous with male chorus singing at its finest. Mr. Bartholomew’s retirement in 1953 brought Fenno Heath to the directorship of the Club, under whose baton it evolved into the chorus of men and women it is today. Dr. Douma was appointed director in 2003, becoming the group’s seventh leader in 144 years.

Tickets are $10 General admission, $5 students and seniors. For tickets, please call the Loyola Box Office at (504) 865-2074.