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To the incoming Class of 2022,

Welcome! My name is Bridget Meuse! I’m a senior at Fairfield and the current president of the Fairfield University Glee Club. First of all, I’m so happy to be one of the many people to congratulate you on your excellent decision to attend Fairfield University! While you’re thinking about all the exciting opportunities Fairfield has to offer you, I’d like to introduce you to the Fairfield University Glee Club, and why it’s something you should consider joining in the fall.

Who is the Glee Club?
The Fairfield University Glee Club is a mixed chorus of more than 100 undergraduate singers at Fairfield.

Where do we perform?
The Glee Club has performed in churches, schools, and concert halls across the United States, Canada, and Europe. We have one domestic concert tour every Fall Semester to a major city along the East Coast (this year will be Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), as well as a European Concert Tour. This coming year, the Glee Club will be taking a tour to Spain!

What do we sing?
This past year, the Glee Club celebrated its 71st season of music, and its director, Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, is one of the pre-eminent choral directors in the U.S, who stretches our musical talent by choosing a diverse selection of repertoire. We sing everything from Broadway to Baroque to gospel to classic rock. The Beatles, Leonard Bernstein, John Rutter, and The Black Eyed Peas are just some of the artists whose music we have performed in our concert programs over the years. There are approximately six Glee Club concerts on campus each year, and these performances remain popular with the university community and the surrounding community of Fairfield County.

How do I join?
Auditions are set to take place in the Gonzaga Auditorium on:

  • September 5th from  4 - 6 p.m.
  • September 6th from 4 - 6 p.m.
  • September 7th from 4 - 6 p.m.

The Glee Club will also have a table at the Activities Fair on Friday the 7th, so feel free to come by with any questions you may have!

Why should I join?
Being part of the Glee Club gives you the opportunity to be a member of a close-knit community of over 100 of the most welcoming people on campus. There are many members of Glee Club who are Magis Scholars, NSLs, varsity athletes, members of FUSA, and much more. We all come from different backgrounds, but what makes our community special is our shared passion for singing and the close friendships formed by making music together. Joining this club was invaluable to my college experience; I would not have met so many of the people I now call my best friends or felt at home here at Fairfield without it.

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get involved at Fairfield University, the Glee Club is definitely the place for you. If you have any questions, please email me at bridget.meuse@student.fairfield.edu; I’d be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about our club! 

The Fairfield University Glee Club hopes you have a wonderful and safe summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Best,
Bridget Meuse ‘19
Fairfield University Glee Club President

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The Fairfield University Glee Club, under the direction of Fr. John Murray S.J. and musical director Simon Harak became the first student organization formed by the first ever incoming class of Fairfield University in 1947.
The Fairfield University Glee Club is a mixed chorus of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate singers at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The Glee Club has performed in churches, schools and recital and concert halls throughout Europe, singing from Galway to Rome and Florence to London. The choir has performed at Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Westminster Cathedral in London, the Aula Paolo VI at the Vatican and the U.S. military academies at West Point and Annapolis. The Glee Club performs a varied repertoire of early, classical, and contemporary music in numerous engagements with other choruses, and with festival and symphonic Orchestras. The mixed chorus is the parent organization of three additional ensembles: the Chamber Singers; the Men's Ensemble, now known as the Bensonians; and Sweet Harmony.

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5:30 PM

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Gonzaga Auditorium

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