Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, principal conductor

Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

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Current season | Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of principal conductor David Hill, is a chamber choir that performs regularly in concert and for occasional choral services throughout the academic year. Supported by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with Yale School of Music, the choir specializes in repertoire from before 1750 and the last hundred years. Schola Cantorum was founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington; from 2009 to 2013, it was led by conductor Masaaki Suzuki, who remains its principal guest conductor. In recent years, the choir has also sung under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Simon Halsey, Paul Hillier, Stephen Layton, Sir Neville Marriner, Nicholas McGegan, James O’Donnell, Stefan Parkman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling, and Dale Warland.

In addition to performing regularly in New Haven and New York, the ensemble records and tours nationally and internationally. Schola Cantorum’s live recording of Heinrich Biber’s 1693 Vesperae longiores ac breviores with Robert Mealy and Yale Collegium Musicum received international acclaim from the early music press, as have subsequent CDs of J.S. Bach’s rarely heard 1725 version of the St. John Passion and Antonio Bertali’s Missa resurrectionis. A commercial recording on the Naxos label of Mendelssohn and Bach Magnificats was released in 2009, and the past two years have seen the release of two CDs by Delos Records. On tour, Schola Cantorum has given performances in England, Hungary, France, China, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, and Singapore.

Highlights of Schola’s 2014-15 season include performances of Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with David Hill; works by Zelenka with Masaaki Suzuki and Juilliard415 at Boston’s Jordon Hall; works by Charpentier with Simon Carrington; and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and a newly commissioned work by Roderick Williams with David Hill and Juilliard415 at Alice Tully Hall. The ensemble will tour the UK and France in the spring of 2015.