The 30-member Dartmouth College Glee Club combined music, sightseeing and cultural exchange on a week-long trip to Madrid and central Spain after Thanksgiving 2015. Time in Madrid’s plazas—luminous with holiday lights—and museums and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Segovia and Alcalá de Henares was interspersed with three concerts in glorious sacred venues, including a performance with one of Spain’s leading choruses, el Coro de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The Glee Club program included Mozart, Rachmaninoff, African American spirituals, special Dartmouth songs and, in a nod to the host country, Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria’s O quam glorioso.
About Rebecca Bailey
I’m publicity coordinator/writer for the Hop and (fun fact) also the recorded “Voice of God” telling you to turn off your devices before shows. I’m active in local choral music and theater and love to bike our gorgeous Upper Valley roads.