Review: Our Victory and Pride

On Saturday I attended the Men’s Glee Club concert titled Our Victory and Pride: Singing in the Key of Michigan Since 1859.  I have been to multiple concerts of the Men’s Glee Club, however, this one was by far my favorite!  The concert celebrated Michigan’s composers as a part of the bicentennial celebration.   And if you missed this concert, there will be another celebrating the bicentennial in the fall!

I absolutely loved all of the songs that were sung, and could definitely see the tie to Michigan in them.  Some of the composers such as Kristin Kuster (composer of “given a body” and “Michigan: Unite”), Shawn Crouch (composer of “The Peace of Wild Things”), and William Brehm (“I will remember, my Michigan”) were in the audience on Saturday night.  The Men’s Glee Club also sang an awesome “Motown Medley” arranged by director Eugene Rogers and JDM.  My personal favorite had to have been “The Map”.  “The Map” took us on a drive through the state of Michigan and highlighted some of the more popular cities.  The hilarious and lovable group of The Friars also made an appearance, singing some of their songs.

The Men’s Glee Club closed their concert with the popular “Varsity and the Victors” as well as “The Yellow and Blue”, in which they invited the alumni of the Men’s Glee Club onstage.  This was such a fun concert to attend and I’m looking forward to part two on November 10 and 11 at the International Male Chorus Symposium!

PREVIEW: Our Victory and Pride

This Saturday, April 15, the University of Michigan’s Men’s Glee Club will be performing a concert titled Our Victory and Pride: Singing in the Key of Michigan Since 1859.  Continuing the celebration of the bicentennial, the Men’s Glee Club will sing songs that pay tribute to, not only our wonderful state, but also the brilliant composers of Michigan.  I even read that they will be premiering a new Michigan song, written by Professor Kristin Kuster.

The Men’s Glee Club Concert will take place at Hill Auditorium at 8pm.  Tickets are on sale now, between $5-$20 depending on seating.  For ticket information, visit:

PREVIEW: Men’s Glee Club concert

Photo courtesy of UMMGC Facebook event page.
Photo courtesy of UMMGC Facebook event page.

Who: University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club

What: 154th Annual Fall Concert

Where: Hill Auditorium

When: November 23 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20 for the floor, $18 for the mezzanine, $5 for students or free with a Passport to the Arts (available at Office of New Student Programs in the LSA building)

The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club will take the stage at Hill Auditorium for their 154th Annual Fall Concert under conductor Eugene Rogers. That’s right folks, 154 years. This highly classy organization will be using their talented voices to create harmonies and melodies for attendees. As an award-winning group, make sure you don’t miss your chance to see the men of glee this Saturday. It’s also a perfect opportunity to spend a little time in acoustically amazing Hill Auditorium, and if that doesn’t convince you enough, the architecture and layout of the place serves as a nice backdrop to get lost in at the same time you’ll be losing yourself to the music.

Visit the Men’s Glee Club official website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and RSVP to the Facebook event page. Their new album, “Ye Shall Have a Song” is also available for purchase on Amazon, so you can sample a preview of their sound before the show.