CLIP | Nina Simone, “My Baby,” 1980s

CLIP | Lena Horne, ‘Stormy Weather,’ 1943

SCENE | The University Glee Club’s 233rd Members’ Concert

UGCThe University Glee Club performs last Saturday evening at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

We spent last Saturday night in town, attending the University Glee Club’s 233rd Members’ Concert at Lincoln Center. The show, which featured our own Will Briganti in the bass section, was held at the Starr Theatre in Alice Tully Hall.

It was a terrific taste of Old New York — indeed, the UGC was founded in 1894. Its repertoire was pleasantly varred — from “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” to “Ain’a That Good News.” College songs are an important part of UGC tradition, too. The Whiffenpoofs of Yale were on hand for a portion of the show, and at the concert’s conclusion, “Bright College Years” was delivered. Old Yalies in the audience all stood.

Before the show, we dined at Shun Lee West, the West Side institution. Surprisingly good cocktails and better-than-average Chinese fare. Afterward, we decamped to P.J. Clarke’s western satellite.

Looking forward to the next show in May.

Shun Lee West
43 West 65th Street
New York
(212) 595-8895

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