More than 100 male voices perform a broad assortment of choral music, including traditional, spiritual and Broadway songs—plus a prize-winning barbershop quartet.
The concert will consist of classical and contemporary arrangements as well as traditional male glee club and college songs. It will be a lively evening — the UGC will premier an arrangement by Samuel Adler commissioned for their 120th Anniversary as well as a medley from Kiss Me Kate, arranged by UGC member John Ong.
Founded in 1894 "to encourage male voice singing of the highest excellence," the University Glee Club of New York City has been performing for audiences in New York and around the world ever since. Drawing its singers from across the country, the group currently represents more than 70 colleges and universities and performs a repertoire ranging from classical to spiritual to Broadway show tunes.
The UGC is conducted by Maestro Francisco Nuñez, also founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, a group that now boasts some 225 young voices from all backgrounds and neighborhoods of New York. He arranges for chorus, orchestra and solo instruments and has received numerous commissions from leading professional and amateur ensembles. Among his many honors and awards over the years is a 2011 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant, followed by an invitation to the White House, along with members of his YPC chorus, to perform and to accept a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.