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Miami University Men's Glee Club Releases New Album

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The Miami University Men’s Glee Club is excited to announce that their new album, Old and New Worlds, is now available on the Centaur Record Label. Three years in the making, this album is the result of an international collaboration with conductor Jakob Patriksson, of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2016. The new album has fourteen songs, seven of them world-premieres. The album brings old and new world music together for a completely unique music experience. While some of the songs are over 1000 years old, the premieres were written specifically for them from music originally found in the 1582 collection of Piae Cantiones, the oldest surviving collection of medieval sacred, non liturgical works from Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. 

The Men’s Glee Club hosted conductor Jakob Patriksson, of Gothenburg, Sweden, in February 2015 as part of the International Conductors Exchange Program between the American Choral Directors Association and the Swedish Choral Directors Association. Director of the Glee Club, Jeremy Jones, assistant professor of music and Naus Family Faculty Scholar, soon received an invitation to engage in a collaborative project with Patriksson’s professional male ensemble, Ars Veritas. A group of 12 students in the Men’s Glee Club was selected by audition in September 2015 to participate in the project. Patriksson joined the group on campus for a week of rehearsals prior to a concert held in Kumler Chapel in April 2016. The result of this collaboration is now available for all to hear on Old and New Worlds.

The Miami University Men’s Glee Club has a history of creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for their members. The group toured Italy in the Summer of 2019 and performed at the Vatican. The Glee Club is one of thirteen music ensembles open to all students at Miami University. The College of Creative Arts recognizes there are artists in all majors at the university and makes it part of their mission to ensure everyone has access to pursue their creative passions. 

Old and New Worlds is available for purchase on Prestomusic.com.