The University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, founded in 1862, thrives on its unparalleled musical spirit. They sing everything from Renaissance to modern pop songs, but they are not just a singing group. "We are a multifaceted triple-threat of singing, dancing, and acting," says Lee Crain, the club's publicity manager. "We can do it all and pride ourselves on our unique abilities and performing flexibility." Every year, for example, the Penn Glee Club writes and produces a fully staged production à la Broadway, tickling funny bones with scintillating plots and sharp wit.
The Penn Glee Club has been celebrated beyond the university with appearances on NBC's Today show, in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and at professional sporting events. They have entertained world leaders and have toured nearly all 50 states and 37 countries on five continents. Now that's big-time.
Crain describes the club in three words: performance, brotherhood, and tradition. They don't just sing; they perform with professionalism and showmanship. The 29 members are devoted to each other and their common goal of performance. The Penn Glee Club is built on 146 years of tradition, representing not only the longevity of the club but also the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Glee Club, Tuesday, May 27th, 8 p.m. at Christian Brothers High School. For more information, call 215-898-glee.