University of Pittsburgh

Glee Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Pitt Men’s Glee Club celebrates its 125th Anniversary this week with a series of special events for alumni and current members culminating in a performance by the Glee Club at First Baptist Church.

In a recent profile about the Glee Club in the Pitt Chronicle, director Richard Teaster and former Glee Club President Dave Hammer reflected on the role the ensemble played in students’ lives.

“Students over the years have told me how much they enjoy the brotherhood aspect of the club,” Teaster said. “They form lifelong friendships.” 

Dave Hammer (A&S ’77, SHRS ’79G), who served as the club’s president during his junior year, said, “We all had different personalities, but when we got up on stage, we had one thing in common. There was no greater feeling than being on the risers when the first notes came out. We were one as a unit.” 

Alumni will come to campus on March 27 and enjoy opportunities to re-connect through a campus tour and a pre-concert banquet. They’ll even have a chance to participate in a rehearsal and join the current members for the Saturday night performance.

The Men’s Glee 125th Anniversary Concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. Tickets are still available online or by calling 412-624-7529, and as always Pitt students are admitted free with valid ID. Please join us for what is sure to be a stirring celebration of one of Pitt’s oldest musical traditions.

Read the full Pitt Chronicle article.

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