The Yale Glee Club received a rave review from the New York Times for 150th anniversary celebration concert at Carnegie Hall. The group was called one of the best and most adventurous collegiate singing ensembles:
This is the kind of glee club that has been conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki; it is to the television show “Glee” approximately what the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions are to “American Idol.”
The concert featured new works like Ted Hearne’s “Partition,” which is about Yale’s town-gown relationship with New Haven. To close the concert, the Yale Symphony Orchestra joined the Glee Club with Vaughan Williams’s antiwar cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem,” which recalled Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry written as the Glee Club was formed.