University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club

The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club is an all-male glee club (or choir) at the University of Michigan. With roots tracing back to 1859, it is the second oldest glee club in the United States and is the oldest student organization at the university. The club has won the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on four separate occasions. Since 2018, the Club's musical director has been Mark Stover who has continued to expand the Club's repertoire and arranged performances .

The origins of the club stem from a variety of groups that came together in 1876. After a number of years including banjo and mandolin players in the club, it reverted to simply a vocal group by the mid-1920s. It received a substantial rise in profile under the directory of Philip Duey in the 1950s, who organised national, then international tours, and numerous television appearances. Since then, the club has continued to tour internationally at high-profile venues.

The club is entirely managed by students, except for the musical director, taken from the university staff. It has a number of traditions, including the practice of snapping fingers instead of clapping.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86240 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: Lord Geoffrey Amherst University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86241 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: Army blue (West Point) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86242 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: All hail blue and gold (Univ. of California) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86243 4/23/1954 Songs of American universities: Sans souci ; Roar lion roar (Columbia) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86244 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: Far above Cayuga's waters (Cornell) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86245 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: Rambling wreck from Georgia Tech University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86246 4/23/1954 Songs of American universities: Harvardiana ; Our director (Harvard) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86247 4/23/1954 Songs of American universities: Illinois loyalty ; Hail to the Orange (Illinois) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86248 4/23/1954 Songs of American universities: The Victors ; Yellow and blue (Michigan) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86249 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: Anchors aweigh (Annapolis) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86250 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: The Princeton cannon song University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86251 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: Come join the band ; Hail, Stanford, hail University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86252 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: The eyes of Texas University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86253 4/23/1954 Songs of American Universities: On, Wisconsin ; Wisconsin varsity University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 86254 4/23/1954 Songs of American universities: Down the field ; Bright college years (Yale) University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 104942 5/4/1958 Across the field University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 104943 5/4/1958 Eleazer wheelock University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 104944 5/4/1958 Hike Notre Dame-Notre Dame Victory march University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 104945 5/4/1958 Gaudeamus University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  
Decca 104946 5/4/1958 Night song University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club," accessed June 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/348265.

University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/348265.

"University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/348265

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