Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Season with YGC!

Yale Glee Club always manages to show its best attributes come holiday season. Maybe it's the accumulation of beloved annual events that we look forward to every year, or maybe it's the long sought relief we need during finals prep. Regardless, some of my fondest memories of the Yale Glee Club (and I'm sure this is true for many others as well) come from this festive and incredibly joyful period in our lives.

Last year as a freshman in the Yale Glee Club, the trip to New York was the event that forever sealed my utter adoration for YGC. I had already been completely convinced of YGC's awesomeness at the beginning of the year with Beethoven's Ode to Joy. I mean, honestly, what music lover wouldn't be completely brimming with excitement with that experience? But the combination of being in New York City, one of my favorite places, in the famed Yale Club with such a warm and welcoming audience  made losing a whole day of studying (yes, I was and still am obsessive over excessive studying) completely and utterly worth while.

And let's not forget the most unique and amazing experience of all: the Yale train ride back home. The most enjoyable of all our revelries arrives year after year and without fail brings the most shenanigans and contagious joy out of each YGC member. It's a time to let the Glee run free! Without a doubt, in those short two hours confined on a moving train, I have had more fun and laughs that any other night had at Yale. The obnoxiously bad singing that at the time sounded like God's gift to man, the gawking of unfortunate passengers that stuck it through with us the entire time, and the joy. O the joy! It's a time for memory makings, and it's that time of year that everyone who can recall that night looks forward to year after year. Happy Holidays YGC! I can't wait to enjoy 2 1/2 more years with all of you all!

-Lisa Zhang

 A Glimpse of our train ride experience - Picture courtesy of Kyle Picha