Harvard Glee Club Foundation: Long may continue our unity and joy!
June 2013 e-Bulletin
A Glee Club Celebration = Smashing Success!It was definitely one for the history books. Harvard, University of Michigan, and Yale Glee Clubs performed a first-ever joint concert on the stage of Sanders Theatre on May 21. Concert-goers were treated to some of the finest choral singing to be found anywhere (download the concert program here). And it wasn’t just the concert-goers in the hall who were treated, HGCF provided a live web-stream of the concert so that alumni and music lovers around the world could experience this history-making event. HGC alumnus Peter Hanson ’95 sent us this photo as he streamed the concert live on his TV in Denver, CO.
The Harvard Glee Club Foundation welcomed 10 new members this spring at the 2013 HGC Graduate Reception: Khaleem Ali, Philip de Sa e Silva, Vinay Jayaram, Vikram Nathan, Kyle Randall, Carlos Rodriguez-Russo, W. Max Sabor, Luke Thornburg, John Tsai, and outgoing HGC President Matt Tufano.
Following their final rehearsal for the “A Glee Club Celebration!” concert, HGC graduates joined Foundation leaders for food and drink at John Harvard’s where graduates shared their plans for the upcoming year and received a gift from HGCF presented by Foundation President, Logan McCarty. Welcome HGC Class of 2013!
Now is the Time to Celebrate your Glee Club ties!This year’s $165,000 Annual Fund Goal is our most ambitious ever. Meeting the goal means we can continue to expand our support of Glee Club concerts, tours, and community outreach programs… not to mention alumni activities such as sings and tour reunions!
Members of the 1970s HGC Tours led by F. John Adams—1973 (Europe), 1975 (Sweden), and 1978 (North America)—are invited to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the North America Tour and the 40th Anniversary of the Europe Tour at a joint tour reunion this coming 17 & 18 August.
The working schedule for the weekend includes a Joint Sing in Holden Chapel on Saturday led by David Smith ’69 (including a brown bag lunch), a festive Saturday evening Reunion Dinner at Bernie Kreger’s home in Norwell, and a Farewell Brunch in Holden Chapel on Sunday morning.
HGCF Board Nominations OpenThe Harvard Glee Club Foundation is currently seeking nominations of HGC alumni to run for election to the HGCF Board of Directors this summer. If you are interested in serving on the Foundation Board, or know someone who would be a valuable addition to the Board, please take a moment to review the position description and complete the online HGCF Board of Directors nomination form.
Deadline for nominations is July 15. The online election will be conducted from mid-August through late-September. Board terms commence at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Harvard-Princeton Football Concert – Sanders Theatre, 8:30pm (note time change!)
This is the 100th Anniversary of the Annual Harvard-Princeton Football Concerts! We’re working on plans to make it a special occasion (more details later)… Save the date and plan to join us in Cambridge for the Centennial Celebration of this much-loved tradition!
Harvard Glee Club Foundation Annual Meeting – location and time TBD
Christmas in Sanders – Sanders Theatre, 8:00pm
Join HGC and RCS for a celebration of the season. More details to come…
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