As the semester comes to a close, the Pomona College Glee Club, under the direction of Donna M. Di Grazia, finishes up its preparations for the ensemble’s annual spring tour. The 2019 tour sees the ensemble’s return to the East Coast with performances in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Virginia. The 28-voice chamber choir will present a series of free concerts of classical music. The all-a cappella program includes English and French selections by Byrd, Debussy, MacMillan, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams and others.  

The schedule includes performances at the following locations:

  • 7:45 p.m., Wed. May 22 at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Ave, New York, NY, 10024, 212-580-3326 
  • 7:30 p.m., Thurs., May 23 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 South Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-7947 
  • 7:30 p.m., Sat., May 25 at Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, 1904 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA, 19103, 215-567-1267 (free will offering will be taken) 
  • 3:25 p.m., Sun., May 26 at Washington National Cathedral, Choral Prelude for the Evensong Service, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20016, 202-537-5733   
  • 8 p.m., Tues., May 28 at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 331 W. Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, 757-229-2891 (free will offering will be taken) 
  • 7 p.m., Wed., May 29 at Messiah United Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA, 22152, 703-569-9862 

Choral music has played an especially important role in the cultural life of Pomona College since its founding in 1887, beginning with the Choral Union and the Men’s Glee Club in the late 1800s, and the Women’s Glee Club in 1902. Today Pomona’s rich choral tradition continues with two mixed-voice ensembles: the larger College Choir and the Glee Club. The Glee Club’s repertoire focuses on challenging classical music spanning the 16th through the 21st centuries. It tours annually, traveling both domestically and internationally, including most recently to Italy, where they performed in numerous venues including St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. They also seek out opportunities for community outreach to support senior communities, schools and other local endeavors to benefit others. 

Program​ 
Margoton va t’a l’iau” from Chansons française ............ Poulenc 
Ave verum corpus ............................................................. Poulenc 
O mistress mine ................................................................ Morley/arr. Granger 
Nous sommes de l’ordre de Saint-Babouin ....................... Compère 
“My soul, there is a country” from Songs of Farewell...... Parry 
In pace, in idipsum ............................................................ Sheppard 
Dieuqu’il la fait bon regarder ........................................ Debussy 
Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin ................................................ Debussy 
Yvervous n’estes qu’un villain ........................................ Debussy 
“O radiant dawn” from Strathclyde Motets ...................... MacMillan 
Lord, how long wilt thou be angry .................................... Purcell 
Rest ................................................................................... Vaughan Williams 
Kyrie from Messe in sol majeur........................................ Poulenc 
Agnus Dei from Mass for Four Voices ............................. Byrd 
Hymne à la Vierge ............................................................ Villette 
London by Night ............................................................... Coates/arr. Puerling 
Amazing Grace................................................................. arr. Brinsmead

Event Contact

Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:30 pm

St. David’s Episcopal Church
763 South Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087
610-688-7947 

General Public
New York