On December 27th, the Harvard Glee Club (HGC) will begin its 2016-2017 New Year’s Tour of East Asia with a flight from San Francisco to Taipei. The tour, which comprises stops in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, will be the first extended international tour for the Glee Club in over a decade, and we couldn’t be more excited to travel to countries with such rich choral traditions. Read more about Glee Club's 2017 New Year Tour to East Asia
This Fall, the Harvard Choruses introduced their New Music Initiative. Made possible by a generous contribution to support the creation of new music by Harvard students and the exploration of new music on campus by the Harvard Choruses, the Initiative aims both to establish a comprehensive program devoted to nurturing undergraduate composers and to create new works for choral ensembles through commissions, competitions, and residencies. Read more about Student Composers Share Thoughts on Inaugural Year of New Music Initiative
With only a few weeks remaining in the Fall term, I can say that this has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling semesters of my time at Harvard. We began the 2016-2017 year by welcoming an incredibly talented and dynamic class of new singers, joining very strong returning groups from all of our ensembles. Our choruses have been working hard and building a culture of inclusion, sincerity, openness, and gratitude for singing and for those with whom we share it.
This past June, the Radcliffe Choral Society (RCS) embarked on a groundbreaking tour to Indonesia, traveling to four cities on three different islands. This tour was both the first time RCS had traveled to Southeast Asia since 1967 and the first time any American collegiate chorus had toured Indonesia. One of the main goals of our tour was to learn, grow, and facilitate cultural exchange and understanding with local communities.