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Does the idea of a Glee Club sound anachronistic?  Well, they do go back a bit.

In the 17th century, "Glee clubs, which got their start in England, traditionally sing short songs. The famous London Glee Club started singing in 1783.  The Harvard Glee Club began in 1858. Nowadays, most American glee clubs no longer perform glees, in the strict musical sense of the word. They now perform as choirs." 

The point being that the the idea of glee clubs is old and the appreciation of the music remains.

Glee also was a popular American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network from May 19, 2009 to March 20, 2015, performing 700 musical numbers along the way!  "The music of Glee has been a commercial success, with over thirty-six million digital single sales and eleven million album sales worldwide.

All that leads to this. One of America's oldest and best Glee Clubs is headed our way to perform.

According to a Heritage University news release "the renowned Cornell Chorus and Glee Club is coming to the Pacific Northwest, including a one-time performance at the Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima on January 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m."

The Generations tour features renaissance motets, folksongs, gospel, world music and contemporary compositions including some from Pacific Northwest composers.

The concert is a partnership with Heritage University’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. 
Tickets are 5 and 10 dollars and are available here for the 7 to 9 pm show Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the  Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N Naches Ave. Yakima.

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