The Glass Menagerie is a 50-voice community chorus based in Greenwich Village. We've been making music together since 1984. We rehearse on Thursday evenings during the academic year at LREI (Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School), 272 Sixth Avenue at Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014. Our regularly scheduled concerts take place in December and May.
Thanks to all who attended our spring concert on Sunday, May 5. We look forward to announcing our fall schedule soon!
We celebrate Earth’s precious resource, Water, with The Miracle of the Spring, a suite of five poems by Charles Bennett, scored for chorus and percussion by British composer Bob Chilcott. Additional highlights include Samuel Barber's To Be Sung on the Water, Edward Elgar's The Shower, and favorites such as Deep River, Take Me to the Water, and Shenandoah.
Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o'clock
For five consecutive nights in October (3–7) 2018, 1,000 singers from across New York City, including members of The Glass Menagerie, came together on the High Line for the first-ever performances of The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock. Audience members were active participants in this ambitious, collective, free choral work.
Audience members walked along the park, moving in and out of groups of singers, immersing themselves in hundreds of stories, inspired by the accounts of a wide range of New Yorkers, about life in our rapidly changing city.
7 o'clock means something different for everyone. What does it mean to you?
For more information, head on over to milelongopera.com
Read about us in the New York Times!
Check out the New York Times’ interview with our Artistic Director Susan Glass. The occasion was our March 4, 2015, appearance in THE EVENTS, an innovative theater production by Scottish playwright David Greig, at New York Theatre Workshop.
More than 30 years of singing!
In May 2014 we received a Proclamation from the New York City Council marking our 30th anniversary making music together in Greenwich Village.