As the Yale Glee Club prepares for the Fall 2009 Academic year we are also excited to announce that we have selected a production company to begin work on a documentary celebrating our upcoming 150th anniversary in 2011.
Production has already begun, and we had a camera crew traveling with the Glee Club during our tour to South America earlier this summer. The documentary will explore the ways in which song can create strong and lasting connections between people. The Glee Club's 1941 tour to South America is one example. The group's performance impacted the community to the extent that it spawned a number of local choirs, speaking to "the power of song" as a unifying factor for people the world over.
The documentary will use significant milestones in the history of the organization to build upon this theme. The Producers have asked us to reach out to our alumni network for stories and events that occurred during your involvement with the YGC, and that exemplify the transformative power of song. Whether you were personally involved (i.e. the integration of women into the organization during the early 70's), or perhaps just remember hearing stories from Fenno or Barty, we want to hear from you.
We would love to hear your anecdotes and memories.