The Grand Halle on Broad Street is proud to present the Penn State Glee Club in concert on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the 45-member ensemble singing works by Franz Biebl, William L. Dawson, and Byron J. Smith. “Earth Songs” by former Glee Club Director and Professor Emeritus Bruce Trinkley will be a prominent work on the program. The concert will also showcase Penn State Songs and a performance by the Hi-Lo’s.
Dr. Christopher Kiver is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Penn State where he directs the Concert Choir and Glee Club, oversees the graduate choral conducting program, and teaches classes in choral conducting and choral literature. He served for 16 years as Director of Music at the University Baptist and Brethren Church in State College, is founder and director of The Orpheus Singers, and guest conducts the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra. Kiver is a graduate of the University of London, Florida State University, and the University of Michigan where he received the D.M.A. in choral conducting. A native of England, he has received numerous prizes and scholarships including a Fulbright Award and the 2017 Penn State University’s President’s Award for Engagement with Students.
Founded at Penn State in December of 1888 – one year after football began there – the Glee Club has entertained audiences around the US and the world with the joy of song from classical to contemporary. The Penn State Hi-Lo’s, a subset of the Glee Club founded in 1933 perform madrigals, glees, and recent popular songs.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by going to GrandHalle.com/concerts. Special pricing is available for seniors and students.