Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 Winter Tour Blog (Prologue)

Oh, why doth time so quickly fly?

With today marking the beginning of a new year and the first day of tour, it seems like the right moment to reflect briefly on the fall semester. What truly sets the YGC apart is our shared passion for singing and the strong friendships within the group. The earth may be green (YGC apple picking!) or white with snow (YGC caroling!) - but the camaraderie carries on unchanged.

The fall semester has certainly proved that all eighty-four members put the "Glee" in the 148th Yale Glee Club! Each year, in the spirit of friendly rivalry, we play a prank on Princeton's Glee Club during our joint football concert. After stoically bearing Princeton's barrage of orange paper airplanes for several years in a row, some YGC members pooled their engineering and artistic talents to create an eight by eight-foot Yale "paper" airplane, which proved to be (almost literally) a show-stopper. Earlier in the semester, the Glee Club also won approval from a Woolsey Hall crowd during the Yale Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Show. Costumed as everything from US States to frozen yogurt, scores of enthusiastic Glee Clubbers sang "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana for the show's finale. And most recently, after singing a concert at the Yale Club of New York, a festive event which included alumni joining in for carols, we continued to "let melody flow" wherever we went, all the way back to New Haven.

Though people across the world will sing with nostalgia tonight, wondering whether old acquaintance be forgot, we know that time and change shall naught avail to break the friendships formed at Yale!

-Casey Klippel TC '09