Glee Club Lite is the a cappella subset of the Harvard Glee Club. While the Harvard Glee Club is America’s oldest collegiate chorus, dating back to 1858, Lite has been in existence only since 1985. The purpose of Lite is twofold: first, to provide its members with an opportunity to sing rock, pop, jazz, and folk music while still maintaining the ability to sing classic choral literature with a large chorus; second, to bring entertainment to audiences worldwide with its signature blend of music and comedy. While we specialize in entertaining, we can also draw from the rich choral repertoire of the Glee Club, becoming a chamber choir for occasions of a more serious nature. Virtually all of our non-classical repertoire is arranged for voices by current or past members of Lite.
Lite is open to freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior members of the Glee Club by audition. The group is conducted by an undergraduate student who is also a member of the Glee Club. Members commit to sing in Lite for one semester at a time.
Lite’s debut recording, Asterisk in the Program, has been on the market for a few years, and soon, we hope to begin work on our second album. Our fan base on the Harvard campus is always growing, and we look forward to exciting opportunities for future seasons. Ever eager to perform for you, HGC Lite is Harvard’s most versatile a cappella singing group, combining the 150-year-old tradition of the Harvard Glee Club with a sense of showmanship and wit.