Performing j.s. Bach's  Magnificat in D major  at the Basilica of st. patrick's old cathedral, december 2013

Performing j.s. Bach's Magnificat in D major at the Basilica of st. patrick's old cathedral, december 2013

The Chorus

In 1984 Susan Glass founded The Glass Menagerie with a group of eight parents and teachers from the Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School community. Since this modest beginning the chorus has grown in numbers, repertoire, and musical accomplishments. Our members come from throughout the metropolitan area, from every walk of life, and include enthusiastic amateurs as well as professional music educators and performers. Performances have highlighted classical masterworks, folk and vernacular musical traditions, and the work of living composers. We have commissioned and performed new works by Elliot Z. Levine, Jonathan David, and Julie Dolphin; celebrated the renowned Robert DeCormier; and collaborated with guest arranger/conductors. High points include Orff’s Carmina Burana with two pianos and percussion in 2011; J. S. Bach’s monumental Magnificat in D Major with Baroque chamber ensemble in 2013; Ariel Ramirez’s Navidad Nuestra in 2014; Rutter’s Gloria with organ and brass, music for chorus and harp, including the Fauré Requiem, Bassi’s Harpsonnets, and Brahms’ Four Songs for Women’s Chorus, Two Horns & Harp in 2015. In 2016, we sang Dvorák’s Mass in D Major and celebrated Shakespeare’s 400th birthday with an evening of choral music and dramatic readings. March 2017 saw our first choral collaboration when we joined with Joan Isaac Litman’s Cantigas Women’s Choir to perform Zimriyah: A Festival of Jewish Song. One Land, Many Voices celebrated the rich diversity of American song; and Bach to Bach to Bach, sent us on a musical journey with J.S, C.P.E, and P.D.Q. Bach in 2017. In 2018 we presented Love, War, and Remembrance, songs of war through the ages; then Kodály’s Missa Brevi and works by Benjamin Britten, Randall Thompson, and Elliot Z. Levine.

Board of Directors

Richard Yaeger, President
Bonnie Hiller, Vice President
Kathleen O'Connell, Treasurer
Nan Rothschild Cooper, Secretary

Directors at Large
Wilhelmina Eaken
Fran Onne-Fong
Nancy Watt Rosenfeld
Terri Sasanow
David Teitel
Alan Tung

Past President
Bart Haggerty