Harvard Glee Club Foundation: Long may continue our unity and joy!
Oct. 2013 e-Bulletin
Annual Football Concert Celebrates 100-Year TraditionThis year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Harvard-Princeton Football Concerts! We are fortunate to be able to host this auspicious occasion in Sanders Theatre on Friday evening, October 25th starting at 8:30pm (note the later start time).
The men of the Harvard Glee Club are hard at work preparing what promises to be another impressive HGC offering and we are calling on HGC alumni to come out to Sanders in force to show your support.
The Football Concerts are a very special event each year and a great time for students and alumni alike to revel in the great legacy that is the Harvard Glee Club.
If you haven’t been back for a Football Concert in a while, this would be a great time to do so. Why not make an evening of it and join with your fellow HGC alumni for dinner at John Harvard’s prior to the concert. Full information, including an opportunity to purchase tickets, is available on the Foundation’s website.
Putting Our Future Into Focus: Toward a 2020 Vision for the Holden ChorusesDCA Andy Clark has recently announced the formation of a “Holden 2020” Strategy Team to craft a vision for the future of the Holden Choruses at Harvard. Following is an excerpt from his open letter to Holden alumni/ae:
As I begin my fourth year at Harvard, I see the landscape very differently than I did when I arrived. Over the past decades, our students, our institution, and our culture have changed significantly; however, for generations, our choral program has remained essentially the same. Should we regard this “tradition” as “calm rising through change and through storm,” or is it instead holding us back from seizing the extraordinary opportunities the current moment presents?
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink our purpose and our vision. The “Holden 2020” group will aim to develop a long-range plan for the years 2015-2020. In the next year, we will be soliciting your input through a variety of means. We will draw upon the experience, expertise, and passion of our alumni throughout this process.
A century ago, Doc Davison envisioned choral music as it could be, rather than as it was. It’s time for us to do the same, seizing new opportunities with audacity and imagination, and sustaining the best of our traditions as we advance our choral program into the future.
Harvard Glee Club Foundation Welcomes 2013-14 Board MembersMembers of the Harvard Glee Club Foundation, HGC alumni from across the country and around the world, voted in this year’s Board of Directors election and elected the following alumni to serve three-year terms on the Board:
William M. Cheng, AB ’92 – Sunnyvale, CA
Nick Hatzis, AB ’88 – Chicago, IL
Richard F. Larkin, AB ’64, MBA ’66 – Vienna, VA
Donald J. Lindsay AB ’63 – Brookline, MA
David M. Steinhaus, AB ’73, MD ’77 – Minneapolis, MN
The newly-elected Directors will be welcomed to the Board at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 27. The Foundation wishes to espress sincerest thanks to all the candidates who ran in this year’s election and to all members who voted.
Jim Marvin to Conduct “Motets of the Millenium” at StanfordWest Coast Holden Alumni are invited to gather for dinner and a concert! Jim Marvin is guest-conducting a concert entitled “Motets of the Millennium” with the Stanford Chamber Chorale on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm. Holden alumni in the Greater San Francisco Bay area are invited to convene at Café Renzo at 5:30pm, located at 473 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA, for dinner before the concert.
2008 Sesquicentennial Tour to Gather for 5th Anniversary ReunionMembers of the 2008 Sesquicentennial Tour are scheduled to gather this December for their first official tour reunion, celebrating the 5th anniversary of their cross-country tour. Tour members are invited to gather for a special dinner at Grafton Street Pub & Grill on Friday, December 6th prior to the annual “Christmas in Sanders” Concert. Saturday, December 7th will find the men gathered in Holden Chapel for a repertoire sing and lunch from Formaggio Kitchen. Tour manager Kelby Russell says, “Overall it should be a fun and relaxed schedule. Come and enjoy an amazing concert and catching up with our crazy tour. Stay through Sunday and take the time to explore Harvard and Boston (have dinner, etc.) for once when there aren’t a million other things to do at the same time. It may be cold, but it is also a great time of year to visit Cambridge for a weekend.”
October 25 Harvard-Princeton Football Concert – Sanders Theatre, 8:30pm (note later start time!)
This is the 100th Anniversary of the Annual Harvard-Princeton Football Concerts! Make plans now to join us in Cambridge for a pre-concert dinner and the Centennial Celebration of this much-loved tradition!
December 6-7 2008 HGC Sesquicentennial Tour Reunion
Members of the 2008 Summer Tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of HGC will gather in conjunction with the “Christmas in Sanders” concert. A pre-concert dinner and Saturday repertoire sing and lunch are planned.