Princeton's Glee Club
Posted May 17, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
One afternoon in April, 89 students in Princeton's Glee Club gathered to rehearse a Bulgarian folk song that tells the story of a girl trying to get the attention of a shy boy. Read more.
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[singing: "Sednalo e Djore Dos"]
There are 89 students.
And 12 students pursuing a
certificate in musical performance.
We're from 23 states.
And 18 countries.
And pursuing 32 different certificates.
88 new friends.
Do I sing, as well?
I sing during rehearsal all the time.
I try to join in every part,
as well, if I possibly can.
You know, obviously, bass and
tenor are sort of easy, but the
sopranos will tell you that I have this
squealy falsetto voice.
I do still sing in my spare time, as well.
Before I came here, I was actually a
You know, I came here because
I wanted to do this instead.
ARYEH NUSSBAUM COHEN:
To have the opportunity to sing under
a conductor who cares so deeply
about each and every
individual in the choir, and
every moment of music that we
make, is really, really inspiring.
I always learn something new from rehearsal.
Not just one new thing, but many, many new things.
He manages to be interesting
for two hours at a time,
without a break.
And so people watch him and
they really pay attention.
For those two hours, you're able to
immerse yourself in something
else, and something that you
all have in common.
That experience makes it much more fun.
The only thing that you really need to do to
be in Glee Club is to have some
experience of reading music.
We only have seven music majors,
which I think is a testament
to how possible it is to
participate in music here, even
if you don't want to turn
it into the focus of your life.