Pitt Men's Glee Club
The Pitt Men's Glee Club is the oldest non-athletic organization on campus, founded in 1890. Aa a group of more than 50 members, we have traveled on international tours every three years since 2007 under director Richard Teaster, including our most recent international tour to Belgium, during which we were invited by the government of West Flanders to participate in the Waregem Flanders Fields Commemorative Weekend, commemorating the 100th anniversary of a Battle in Flanders Fields.
This year, in April and May of 2020, we have been invited by the Society for Innovative Music Projects in Salzburg to perform at the May 1st Choir Festival for Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Choirs. We will be performing in various other venues across Italy, Slovenia, and Austria during our time in Europe as well.
We will be the only American choir at this event and one of eight choirs in the world performing. This will be the group's third time in Italy, with both previous trips involving featured concert series at the University of Bologna. This will also be the group’s second time in Salzburg, the first visit occurring in 2005 during the Pitt Men’s Glee Club’s first international tour. Our repertoire will include a wide variety of music ranging from classical to American folk songs. Other choirs that will be performing with us include the "Joy of Singers" from Switzerland , the Suisse Air Choir Switzerland, and the Matrise de Lyon Choir from France.
Our tour will span two weeks of the summer after university classes have ended, and we will need your help and support to ensure that all members who are able to go will perform with us regardless of their financial situation.
With your generous donations, we hope to lower the cost of the tour for all members. Your contribution will lower the cost for each member who will attend and will help provide the experience of a lifetime and a unique opportunity to showcase the musical tradition of the Glee Club and the University of Pittsburgh.