Pitt Men's Glee Club

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The university's Glee Club in 1894
The 2014-2015 Pitt Men's Glee Club in concert

The University of Pittsburgh Men's Glee Club (also known as the Pitt Men's Glee Club or PMGC) is a men's choir of students at the University of Pittsburgh and is the oldest nonathletic extracurricular group at the University.[1] Founded in 1890 by John L. High, the Glee Club performs at First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh and normally goes on a concert tour each year, with an international tour every 3rd year.[2] Recently, the Glee Club has performed in areas such as Texas, Philadelphia, New York City, Belgium, France, and a recent 125th anniversary tour of Italy in the spring of 2015.

As of 2016, the club's director is Richard Teaster, who has led the group and its subset, the Pantherhythms, since 1999.[3] The current officers of the group for 2018-2019 are Jake Harwas (President), Ethan Paules (Vice President), Zac Spicer (Secretary) Ben Ferrara (Business Manager) and Nico Robben (Social and Outreach Chair).[4]


The Glee Club also has a small subset called the Pantherhythms that meets once a week. It consists of 16 members (4 of each voice part) and performs additional repertoire during Glee Club concerts. The Pantherhythms perform additional concerts as well, including small performances for the Chancellor of the University and at sports events. In November 2015, the group held its first-ever solo concert at Heinz Memorial Chapel.


  • A Musical Tradition, 2008
  • A Gleeful Christmas, 2008
  • Lux: A Collection of Sacred Songs and Spirituals, 2011
  • Cherubini's Requiem in D Minor, 2013
  • Brothers in Song, 2015

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  1. ^ "Men's Glee Club". "University of Pittsburgh Department of Music". Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "PMGC". "University of Pittsburgh Men's Glee Club". Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  3. ^ [1] Barkovich, Dave "Richard Teaster — Hitting the perfect pitch with the Pitt Men’s Glee Club," The Point of Pittsburgh, 28 April 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2016
  4. ^ [2] "Officers" Pitt Men's Glee Club, 30 April 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017

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