A New Album by the Miami University Men's Glee Club



The Miami University Men's Glee Club released their second album this fall on Monday, October 5, titled WE ARE. The 14 track album was recorded over four days in May 2018 and features highlights such as Glory from Selma, The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul, Let Us Plant Our Gardens Now, Invictus, and Will the Circle Be Unbroken. WE ARE is a continuation of Miami University's Men's Glee Club's initiative to advance the male choral art through repertoire written in the 21st century. The music included on this recording, written by nearly all living composers, expresses various musical offerings with a diverse palette of colors, techniques, and styles that focus on the resiliency of the human spirit. 

The Miami University Men's Glee Club has maintained a longstanding tradition of musical excellence and, through its artistry, passion, and relevancy, this recording is no exception. The recording process, while demanding, gave the members an experience they will never forget. Glee Club President, Gianmarco Petrelli '21, explained that "recording WE ARE was one of the most exciting opportunities of my college career. This album turned out to be better than what we could have ever imagined, and it's truly something so special that will always bind us together." Themes of togetherness and hope abound throughout the tracks on WE ARE. Glee Club Student Conductor, Caleb Orr '21, added that "this groundbreaking album truly transcends our group's experience. We Are many and come from different backgrounds, but We Are one in our journey of ushering in a better tomorrow." 

Founded in 1907, the chorus has toured 19 states and 11 countries and has appeared in concert at numerous conferences of professional choral organizations. Under the leadership of conductor Jeremy D. Jones, the group has performed at numerous invited conferences to include most recently the 2019 American Choral Directors Association National Conference (Kansas City, MO) and the 2019 National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference (College Park, MD) and has won awards and critical acclaim, including First Place and Overall Grand Champion awards at the Concours Européen de Chant Choral in Luxembourg. This is their second recording on Albany Records. "I am thrilled to have WE ARE on the Albany Record label, marking the group's second commercially released album under the same label. I am honored to lead this group of students to achieve high standards of musical and artistic excellence," shared Jeremy D. Jones, conductor of the Miami University Men's Glee Club. 

WE ARE is available on Albany Records and Amazon and streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music. 

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The Miami University Men's Glee Club will offer a pre-recorded virtual fall concert on Friday, November 13 at 7:30 pm that will be streamed on the group's Facebook page.