Caltech Glee Club is comprised of Caltech students, postdocs, alumni, faculty, staff, JPL employees, and community members. The group performs in a wide variety of musical styles and languages, from Medieval chant to the latest 21st century compositions. The choir presents two full concerts a year and also sings at other events on campus. In 1922 the Caltech Glee Club and two other schools founded the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association festival, an annual event in which the Glee Club still participates as one of the association's now 13 member universities.
Weekly Glee Club rehearsals are Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and Wednesdays from 5:05-6:35 pm. Rehearsals are in Frautschi Rehearsal Hall (Hameetman Center second floor). Singers are encouraged to commit for the full academic year (fall, winter and spring terms). Undergrad and grad students may enroll for credit (PA 35).
Caltech Chamber Singers is a smaller group selected by audition from the ranks of the Glee Club. This group rehearses 8:45-10 pm on Mondays, performing advanced music composed for smaller forces. Standard repertoire for this smaller group includes madrigals, chansons, motets, carols and part songs from the Renaissance through contemporary times. Chamber Singers auditions will be held at the same time as Glee Club auditions and will include a sight reading component. Undergrad and grad students who are accepted may enroll for credit (PA 37).