The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society will offer a benefit concert at Old Ship Church, 90 Main Street in Hingham, at 4:00 on Sunday, April 12. The groups will be performing works from the Medieval era to the present. Among the treasures of choral repertoire for women’s, men’s, and mixed voices, the ensembles will present works devoted to Harvard’s Civil War Project, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the war and its historical legacy. The concert will feature early American music in Old Ship’s historic meeting house, as well as works by Perotin, Du Fay, Tallis, Bach, Chesnokov, and modern works by David Lang, Abbie Betinis, and John Muehleisen.
Founded in 1878, the Harvard Glee Club is America’s oldest college chorus. The Radcliffe Choral Society was founded in 1899 by the first President of Radcliffe College, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, and is one of the oldest women’s collegiate choirs in the nation. Both groups routinely tour around the country and around the world.
Andrew Clark is the Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University, conducting the men’s Harvard Glee Club, the women’s Radcliffe Choral Society, as well as the mixed Harvard–Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. He serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music, teaching courses in conducting, music theory, and choral literature. Choirs under Dr. Clark’s direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center and in 2012 earned the Grand Prize and two gold prizes at the International Competition for Chamber Choirs in Petrinja, Croatia.
There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Old Ship Youth Group for their service trip to Appalachia and the Old Ship music program’s keyboard fund.
For further information about Old Ship worship services, programs, and classes for adults and for children you may contact Old Ship’s office in the Parish House at 781-749-1679, 9-2 weekdays; or firstname.lastname@example.org. As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, Old Ship (First Parish in Hingham) welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. Worship services and Sunday school for the children begin at 10:25 each Sunday morning.