University of Pittsburgh
March 25, 2015

University of Pittsburgh Men's Glee Club Marks 125th Anniversary

March 27-28 activities include banquet, receptions, and anniversary concert

Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH—Men of all ages will gather at the University of Pittsburgh this weekend to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Men's Glee Club—the oldest nonathletic extracurricular activity on campus.

The highlight will be the Anniversary Concert at 8 p.m. March 28 at the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. Tickets for the general public are available at or 412-624-7529.

What started back in 1890 as a group of eight Western University of Pennsylvania students with good singing voices forming the Glee Club Association is now an ensemble with more than 60 members, as well as its own YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

The Pitt Men's Glee Club performs internationally about once every three years. Its members have enjoyed success throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. A tour through Italy is slated for April 27 through May 10.

Alumni from as far away as California, Florida, Rhode Island, and Texas are expected to attend the March 27-28 festivities, which include:

Friday, March 27
6-9 p.m.
Alumni Reunion Banquet
University Club
123 University Pl., Oakland

Saturday, March 28
10 a.m.
Campus Tour

11 a.m.
Rehearsal for current club members and alumni

8 p.m.
125th Anniversary Concert
First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh
159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland
The Club's current members and some former ones will perform works by Gallus, Croce, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, as well as selections from the Broadway musicals West Side Story and Carousel.