University of Pennsylvania Glee Club

Founded in 1862, the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club is one of the oldest continually running glee clubs in the United States and the oldest performing arts group at the University of Pennsylvania. The Club draws its singing members from the undergraduate and graduate men of the University of Pennsylvania; men and women from the Penn community are also called upon to fill roles in the pit band and technical staff when the Club is involved with theatrical productions. The Club, known for its eclectic mix of Penn standards, Broadway classics, classical favorites, and pop hits, has traveled to over 40 countries and territories on 5 continents. After directing the Glee Club for 44 years, Bruce Montgomery stepped down as director in 2000 and was replaced by former Glee Club member C. Erik Nordgren. After 15 years of dedicated service to the group, Nordgren stepped down and was succeeded by Joshua Glassman. After three years at the podium Joshua Glassman stepped down, passing the baton to Club alumnus Daniel Carsello.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10279 10-in. 5/6/1911 Hail Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor B-10280 10-in. 5/6/1911 Alma mater University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor C-10281 12-in. 5/6/1911 The red and blue University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor C-10282 12-in. 5/6/1911 The winter song University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor C-10283 12-in. 5/6/1911 Bonnie Ann University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor C-10284 12-in. 5/6/1911 Looking for a place University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor C-10285 12-in. 5/6/1911 Hortense University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Chorus Vocal group  
Victor BVE-32812 10-in. 5/18/1925 Hail, Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, with piano Vocal group  
Victor BVE-32813 10-in. 5/18/1925 The red and blue University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, with piano Vocal group  
Victor CVE-32814 12-in. 5/18/1925 Loyal sons of Penn University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus and soloist, with piano Vocal group  
Victor CVE-32815 12-in. 5/18/1925 John Peel University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, with piano Vocal group  
Columbia 39242 10-in. 2/17/1914 Hail, Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 39243 10-in. 2/17/1914 Alma mater University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 39244 10-in. 2/17/1914 Ben Franklin University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 39245 10-in. 2/17/1914 Red and blue University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "University of Pennsylvania Glee Club," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100926.

University of Pennsylvania Glee Club. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100926.

"University of Pennsylvania Glee Club." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100926

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