Harvard Glee Club New Year’s Tour 2017
〜Overtones of the Heart: The Notes of the Next Generation〜
Presenting voices of the heart from America’s oldest all-male university chorus,
founded in 1858
We are pleased to announce two concerts by the Harvard Glee Club, America’s oldest all-male university chorus, who will be traveling to Japan for the first time in 24 years in January 2017.
Harvard Glee Club New Year’s Tour 2017 Performance Details:
Tuesday, January 10, 19:00 at Izumi Hall, Osaka
Monday, January 16, 19:00 at Kioi Hall, Tokyo
●Repertoire: TBD, but will include “Hana ha Saku” by Yoko Kanno, Harvard Football Songs, Glorious Apollo by Samuel Web, Winter Songs by Paul Moravec, etc.
●Seats: S: ￥5,000 / A: ￥3,500 (tax included)
●Tickets available at:
Harvard Glee Club Japan Tour Office
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*The sales of both Osaka and Tokyo concert tickets on our website has finished.
Harvard Glee Club
The Harvard Glee Club, the oldest male collegiate chorus in America, is today a fifty-voice choir of students at Harvard University.
Founded by students in 1858 to sing college songs and glees, the Glee Club began under the leadership of Professor Archibald T. Davison in 1912 to develop a repertoire of distinction and gain a distinguished international reputation. Over the ensuing century, the Glee Club has traveled on 109 concert tours, released nine recordings, and collaborated with numerous renowned ensembles.
The Glee Club draws its repertoire from the music of ten centuries, with a particular emphasis on the performance of present day American music, sacred repertory of the Renaissance, and folk songs of the world.
Many of the foremost composers of the twentieth century penned works for the Harvard Glee Club, including Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Gustav Holst, Randall Thompson, and Irving Fine.
Since 1978, the Glee Club has sought to enrich the male choral repertory by commissioning new works by such composers as Virgil Thomson, Toru Takemitsu, Morten Lauridsen, Dominick Argento, Nancy Galbraith, and John Muehliesen.
Patrick “PAKKUN” Harlan, Harvard Glee Club Japan Tour 2017 Official Ambassador
Comedian & talent. A native of Colorado, USA and graduate of the Harvard University, Patrick first came to Japan in 1993 with the Harvard Glee Club Asia Tour. After the tour he stayed in Japan, working as an English instructor in Fukui Prefecture, then moving to Tokyo to pursue a career in acting. He joined Makoto Yoshida to form the comic duo “Pakkun Makkun” in 1997. Their unique comedy routines combining American and Japanese humor proved a success, leading to regular spots on popular programs such as “JUST” (TBS), and “BAKUSHO ON AIR BATTLE. In addition to comedy, Patrick found roles as an MC and commentator on many programs including “EIGO DE SHABERANAITO” (NHK) and “ASACHAN” (TBS). He currently hosts a weekly news debate on BS-TBS and appears as a regular guest on TV Tokyo, BS ASAHI, NHK and CNBC, among others. Off the air, Patrick teaches Communications and
International Relations as an adjunct professor at the Tokyo University of Technology, writes a column for Newsweek Japan and has authored many books including “TSUKAMU WAJUTSU” and “The Presidents’ Speech”.
Official website: http://www.havmercy.co.jp/
Comment from Patrick “PAKKUN” Harlan:
Music has the power to change lives. I myself learned many things through the Glee Club. I learned not only about the music of many countries and eras, but also how to interact with various languages and cultures, how to bring numerous individuals together into a single unit, how to rehearse in order to perfect a piece as a carefully-crafted work of art – the list goes on and on – it was an education in a wide array of fields.
Thinking back, I believe that the things that I learned in the Glee Club continue to serve me well on a daily basis, both in my daily life in Japan and in my work in the performing arts. Without the Glee Club, I would not be who I am today.
I am not sure what kinds of discoveries, new encounters, and new education this concert series will bring to each of you, but I do believe that the possibilities are endless. I hope you will join in harmony with the youth of Harvard University gathered in Japan for this occasion.
– Patrick Harlan, Harvard Glee Club New Year’s Tour 2017 Official Ambassador
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