Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols. They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles (The word carol originally meant to dance to something). The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking place around the 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived.
A Glee Club is a society organized for the singing of choral music. It dates back to the late 19th century where the first one was founded in London, England. Glee in this context does not hint towards the mood of the music sung or of its singers, but to a specific form of English part song popular between 1650 and 1900, the glee. This was an English part song that usually scored for at least three voices, and generally intended to be sung a Capella. Joining is not only fun; there are benefits that could help you or your child in more ways than you would think. Here are 5 reasons to join our Glee Club.