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Social justice + music 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' premieres at U-M

by Sydney Hawkins on April 19, 2016
Social justice + music: 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' premieres at U-M
ANN ARBOR—You may have heard their names in the news. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford.
These men are the subjects of a powerful multi-movement work by up-and-coming Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson titled "Seven Last Words of the Unarmed."
The song was recently premiered by the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club under the direction of Eugene Rogers, associate director of choirs and professor of conducting at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Known for selecting songs that promote musical "ubuntu"—a peace concept widely popularized by late South African president Nelson Mandela—Rogers says that "Seven Last Words" challenged students to allow themselves to see the world through the eyes of ... Continue Reading

Bicentennial Celebration

by UMMGC on March 18, 2016

Join us November 10th & 11th, 2017 to commemorate the University of Michigan's Bicentennial through the spirit of men singing!

This celebratory symposium will host sessions led by world-renowned presenters, feature performances by premier choral groups, and culminate in a global concert with participants joining together at the famed Hill Auditorium.

More information coming soon.


Spring Hill Concert

by Tom Wilson, Operations Manager on February 8, 2016

Mark your calendars - the 156th Men's Glee Club Spring Hill Concert is on Saturday, April 9th at 8:00pm. Tickets can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

South Africa 2016 Tour

by Andrew Chen, New Technologies Manager on August 25, 2015

The 2016 International Tour has been announced. This spring, the Michigan Men's Glee Club will be headed to South Africa, the first time on the African continent in its 156 years of song!

The theme for this year's tour is UBOMI: Love, Life, and Loss. We are very excited to premiere four extraordinary pieces on our trip. These and other moving works are guarenteed to make our tour a success as we celebrate the beauty of Africa. Stay tuned for a sneak peak at our fall concert!

We extend a warm welcome to friends and family to join us as we make this historic journey. We offer two packages for traveling with the Glee Club:

1) a 10-day package beginning in Cape Town or

2) a 6-day package beginning in Johannesburg.

Please see this page for more details. For further questions, please contact Danny Luan and Clement Turner at

We hope to see you on this trip. Thank you for your continued support!

Pictures from Dayton, OH Concert

by Kar Epker, Assistant Alumni Relations Manager on February 14, 2014

The Glee Club had a great time performing in Dayon, OH two weeks ago for our Winter Tour. We've received pictures from Dave Grupe, an alumnus of the Glee Club, who was a great help in planning the Dayton concert. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page, and while you're there, make sure to like us!

St. Joe Concert Radio Ad

by Kar Epker, Assistant Alumni Relations Manager on January 27, 2014

As we continue to approach our concert this Friday in St. Joseph, Michigan, we're being featured in a local radio ad that will be playing this week advertising our concert. Check it out on our SoundCloud account

Radio Clip of UMMGC in St. Joe

by Kar Epker, Assistant Alumni Relations Manager on January 21, 2014

On Friday, January 31st, the Glee Club will start its winter tour with a concert in St. Joseph, Michigan. Mr. Dana Wales, adviser at Dana Wales & associates and alumnus of the Glee Club, has been kind enough to sponsor an 18 minute segment about the Glee Club on WSJM, a local radio station. This segment can be found at this link. We'd like to thank Mr. Wales for his generous support and hope all who are in the area can come see what is sure to be a great concert!

UMMGC Announces Interactive Timeline

by Patrick Pjesky '15 on December 3, 2013

The Glee Club would like to announces its publishing of an interactive timeline on our website! Our major media manager Billy Cedar along with our historians Sakib Jabbar and Jon Bohenick have been working hard to compile a virtual journey through the history of the Glee Club. This will be constantly updated as we receive more information from the Bentley Historical Library and from any alumni who might have their own stories or materials to share. 

Phone-A-Thon 2013: Accessibility

by Patrick Pjesky '15, Alumni Relations Manager on November 3, 2013

The Glee Club has been quite busy the last two weeks as we have been enthusiastically contacting all of our alumni as part of our Phone-A-Thon Engagement Drive. It certainly has been a rewarding experience across the board; both our new clubbers and the alumni they’ve called have been very conversational and excited to be in touch with the members of Club 154.

We have re-focused the fundraising drive that comes with Phone-A-Thon to be in line with our new organizational case statement. Since we are in the Fall Semester and our cohort of New Clubbers have only just begun to receive their tuxedos, we’ve been especially concentrated on improving the Club’s Appearance Endowment. The Appearance Endowment is charged with improving the accessibility of the Glee Club by removing (if not someday eliminating) the financial boundary for new and prospective members that comes with the purchase of concert attire.

If you have yet to be ... Continue Reading

UMMGC to Perform at MusicFest Canada

by Stephen Gusukuma, Assistant Conductor on October 22, 2013

The Michigan Men’s Glee Club has accepted an invitation to perform at the 2014 MusicFest Canada in Vancouver, BC, on May 15, 2014.  In its 42nd year, MusicFest Canada serves to showcase ensembles from across North America, while providing over 10,000 Canadian students and music educators with the opportunity to gather, perform, and foster a love for music making across the country.