The Glee Club Tours

The Glee Club

Vatican City, 2016

The Glee Club has represented Pomona College throughout the United States for over 100 years; since 1999, it has broadened its outreach to include international as well as domestic destinations. One of the goals of these concert tours is to bring a part of the College to our alumni, family, friends, and prospective students throughout the country and the world; equally important, however, is the opportunity to connect with members of the local community. We are especially cognizant of how musical ensembles can serve an ambassadorial role, reinforcing the shared humanity of peoples from around the world through the shared experience of music. Similarly, we understand how the gift of music can have a powerful impact on the lives of others; for this reason, we have made a special commitment to senior citizens, who are so often unable to get out an experience the joy that live music can bring.

We hope you will enjoy seeing where we have traveled (since 1999).

2023 Tour
England and Scotland

St. James’s Church Piccadilly (Benefit concert for the Otakar Kraus Music Trust)
London, England

Trinity College Chapel (Morning Eucharist)
Cambridge, England

St. Michael Le Belfrey (Benefit concert for “Restore York”)
York, England

Durham Cathedral (Benefit concert for County Durham Community Foundation “Poverty Hurts” )
Durham, England

Holy Trinity Church (with St. Andrews University Madrigal Group)
St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Giles Cathedral
Edinburgh, Scotland

2022 Tour
Southern California

The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

The Getty Center (pop-up concert)
Los Angeles, California

Benton Museum of Art,
Pomona College
Claremont, California

The Artists Council's Artists Center at the Galen
Palm Desert, California

2021 Tour
Claremont, CA

The first time the ensemble performed in the same space together during the semester due to COVID-19.

Recorded while singing on the outdoor steps of Frary Dining Hall and Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College Campus.
Watch the 2021 tour performance
Read the 2021 tour program

2020 Tour

(Granada, Jaén, Seville, Cáceres, Salamanca, Madrid)
Canceled due to COVID-19

Jaén Cathedral, Jaén, Spain
Special Virtual Concert
Listen (2020 Tour)

2019 Tour
New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Virginia

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
New York, New York

St. David’s Episcopal Church
Wayne, Pennsylvania

Church of the Holy Trinity,
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Washington National Cathedral (Prelude Concert for Sunday Evensong)
Washington, D.C.

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Williamsburg, Virginia

Messiah United Methodist Church
Springfield, Virginia

2018 Tour
Southern California Community Outreach

Trinity Episcopal Church (fire and mudslide relief benefit concert)
Santa Barbara, California

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (fire and mudslide relief benefit concert)
Ventura, California

The Midnight Mission 
(volunteer service, followed by “Music with a Mission” exchange)
Los Angeles, California

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral (fire and mudslide relief benefit concert)
Los Angeles, California

2017 Tour

Hood River Middle School 
(choral exchange with the Chamber Choir)
Hood River, Oregon

Riverside Community Church
Hood River, Oregon

South Eugene High School 
(choral exchange with the Concert Choir)
Eugene, Oregon

South Medford High School (choral exchange with the E! Choir and Chamber Choir)
Medford, Oregon

Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
Medford, Oregon

Capital Manor Retirement Community
Salem, Oregon

South Salem High School (choral exchange with the Symphonic Choir)
Salem, Oregon

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Salem, Oregon

2016 Tour
Northern and Central Italy

Basilica di San Nicolò
Lecco (Lake Como region), Italy

Chiesa di San Salvador
Venice, Italy

Basilica di San Marco 
(Mass featured choir)
Venice, Italy

Chiesa di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria,
(UNESCO-sponsored concert) Pisa, Italy

Basilica di Santa Trinità
Florence, Italy

Chiesa San Marcello al Corso
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Pietro (Mass featured choir)
Vatican City, Rome, Italy

2015 Tour
Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, New York

Haverford High School 
(choral exchange with the High School Chamber Choir)
Havertown, Pennsylvania

Church of the Holy Trinity,
Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
Washington, D.C.

Washington National Cathedral 
(Prelude Concert for Sunday Evensong)
Washington, D.C.

Inwood Academy for Leadership 
(450-student Assembly)
New York City (Washington Heights),
New York

Atria Assisted Living and Retirement Community
Stamford, Connecticut

First Presbyterian Church
Stamford, Connecticut

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
New York City, New York

2014 Tour
Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri

Glenview Community Church
Glenview, Illinois

Good Shepherd Parish at St. James Church
Madison, Wisconsin

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
(music for the evening Mass)
St. Louis, Missouri

Laclede Groves Senior Retirement Community
Webster Groves, Missouri

Christ Church Cathedral
St. Louis, Missouri

2013 Tour
Oregon, Washington

The Grotto – The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother
Portland, Oregon

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Port Townsend, Washington

Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Bellevue, Washington

Gethsemane Lutheran Church (benefit concert for the Hope Center homeless outreach program)
Seattle, Washington

2012 Tour
England, Poland, and Germany

St. James’s Church Piccadilly
London, England

St. Mary’s Church (benefit concert)
Chesham, England

Centrum Kultury
Grodzisku Mazowieckim (Warsaw), Poland

St. Catherine’s Church (Kościół św. Katarzyny Aleksandryjskiej i św. Małgorzaty)
Kraków, Poland

Elementary School Concert at Szkoła Podstawowa nr 155
Nowa Huta (near Kraków), Poland

The Evangelical Church
(Parafia Ewangelicko-Luterańska Opratrzności Bożej we Wrocławiu)
Mass Participation and Evening Concert
Wrocław, Poland

Berliner Dom
after Mittagsandacht
Berlin, Germany

Pfarrkirche Weißensee
Weißensee (Berlin), Germany

2011 Tour
Carmel and San Francisco Bay Area

Carmel Mission Basilica
Carmel, California

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
San Francisco, California

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Oakland, California

Channing House Retirement Community
Palo Alto, California

Braun Music Center, Stanford University (exchange with Stanford Chamber Chorale)
Palo Alto, California

Memorial Church, Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

2010 Tour
Washington D.C., Virginia, and New York City

The Georgetown Retirement Community
Washington, D.C.

Bruton Parish Church
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Burke United Methodist Church
Burke, Virginia

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Washington, D.C.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Yorkville
New York City, New York

2009 Tour
Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Honolulu, Hawai’i

First Presbyterian of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

Punahou Academy
(exchange with Punahou choirs)
Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i

Arcadia Retirement Community
Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i

‘Iolani School (exchange with ‘Iolani choirs)
Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i

Kahala Nui Senior Living Community
Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i

The Cathedral Church of St. Andrews
Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawai’i

2008 Tour
Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada

Eliot Hall Chapel, Reed College
Portland, Oregon

Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon (exchange with University of Oregon University Singers and Chamber Choir)
Eugene, Oregon

The O’Keefe Retirement Community
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Christ Church Cathedral
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Grace Episcopal Church
Bainbridge Island, Washington

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Medina, Washington

2007 Tour
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois

Concert Hall, Carlton College (exchange with Carleton College Choir)
Northfield, Minnesota

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College
St. Paul, Minnesota

Kenwood United Methodist Church
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Grace Episcopal Church
Oak Park, Illinois

2006 Tour
Germany and Prague

Frauenkirche (Stadtkirche)
Meiningen, Germany

Nikolaikirche (benefit concert for the 13th-century church' restoration)
Wettin, Germany

Leipzig, Germany

Meissen, Germany

Emauzy Monastery
Prague, Czech Republic

2005 Tour
Northern California

Grace Cathedral
San Francisco, California

First United Methodist Church
Sacramento, California

The Church of St. Leo the Great
Oakland, California

Piedmont High School
Piedmont, California

Memorial Church, Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Braun Music Center, Stanford University (exchange with Stanford University Chamber Chorale)
Palo Alto, California

2004 Tour
Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Payson Park Church
Belmont, Massachusetts

First Lutheran Church of Boston 
Boston, Massachusetts

Christ Church Greenwich 
Greenwich, Connecticut

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Yorkville
New York City, New York

2003 Tour
Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

Tabernacle United Church
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cokesbury Village Retirement Community
Hockessin, Delaware

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
Washington, D.C.

2002 Tour
Pacific Northwest

First United Methodist Church
Portland, Oregon

Trinity Episcopal Church (concert with Ashland High School Chamber Singers)
Ashland, Oregon

Ashland High School
Ashland, Oregon

Anderson Island Community Club House
Anderson Island, Washington

Anderson Island Community Church
Anderson Island, Washington

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Bainbridge Island, Washington

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Medina, Washington

2001 Tour 
Southern California

Alexander Hamilton Senior High School Academy of Music
Los Angeles, California

Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
San Luis Obispo, California

Trinity Episcopal Church
Santa Barbara, California

Pacific Basin United Methodist Church
San Diego, California

2000 Tour
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York

Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts

Worcester Academy (concert with Worchester Academy Choir)
Worcester, Massachusetts

Faulkner Recital Hall – Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
New York City, New York

Newton North High School (concert and choral exchange with Newton North High School Choir)
Newton, Massachusetts

1999 Tour
Seattle Metropolitan Area

Roselie Whyel Museum of Doll Art
Bellevue, Washington

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Mercer Island, Washington

St. James Cathedral
Seattle, Washington