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Penn Glee Club in the Press

“This magnificent musical group…blends its presentations, alternating serious music with interpretations of modern music, unfolding different scenes and dance numbers.”

-El Comercio; Lima, Peru

 

“Despite an ever-changing ensemble, the Penn Glee Club has sustained the highest level of excellence and given the greatest measure of satisfaction to members and audiences alike.”

-Former President Ronald Reagan

 

“This concert was a real Theatre Party with music to delight everyone no matter what his tastes…If this is what glee clubs are doing today then here’s one reviewer who hopes that more find their way to our city.”

-Kansas City Star

 

“The young men fascinated the audience with their humor, singing and dancing, giving a fantastic show…a universe full of music and smiles.”

-Apogevmatini; Athens, Greece

 

“The University of Pennsylvania Glee Club dazzled the hundreds of Cuencanos who came to the Teatra Cuenca to attend the presentation of this formidable musical group…An unforgettable fiesta, it is one that the people of Cuenca, lovers of the arts, ought not to miss!”

-El Mercurio; Cuenca, Ecuador

 

“The audience was moved by the delicate harmony and smoothness of the voices…For an encore, they sang, “Sakura Sakura” and “Oborozukiyo” together with the audience to great applause.”

-Chugoku imbun; Hiroshima, Japan

 

“Three thousand mostly young people crowded into the open-air theatre at Primorsko and stamped and shouted their approval with rhythmic clapping after every song.”

-Voice of America; Sofia, Bulgaria

 

“An American Show Completely in the Top Class (headline)… Thoroughly professional, very clever and well developed… It was a sensational tempo.”

-Jydske Tidende; Aabenraa, Denmark

 

“The Penn Glee Club has created greater understanding between the United States and the people of South America than could be possible at this time on higher diplomatic planes.”

-New York Times

 

“We expected to have to review this concert with the patronizing tone of an account of a plesasant amateur chorus out to entertain its prejudiced alumni. What we found was a slick, professional performance that holds its own with any show in town.”

-Boston Herald

 

“Through universal music the Penn Glee Club helped to build new grass-roots bridges of understanding…and the inherent dangers and differences in a volatile land were forgotten for a while in rich and joyous harmonies.”

-Jerusalem Post

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