Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, principal conductor

Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

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Current season | Yale Schola Cantorum, founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, is a chamber choir that sings in concerts and choral services. Supported by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with the School of Music, and open by audition to all Yale students, it specializes in music from before 1750 and the last hundred years. Schola Cantorum was under the direction of conductor Masaaki Suzuki from 2009 until 2013. Beginning in 2013-2014 Schola’s principal conductor is David Hill, while Suzuki remains affiliated as principal guest conductor.

In addition to performing regularly in New Haven and New York, the choir records and tours nationally and internationally. Schola Cantorum’s live recording with Robert Mealy and Yale Collegium Musicum of Heinrich Biber’s 1693 Vesperae longiores ac breviores 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 fall 2009. Schola Cantorum has toured internationally in England, Hungary, France, China, South Korea, Italy, Greece, and Turkey, and to Japan and Singapore in 2013. In recent years, the choir has sung under the direction of the internationally renowned conductors Helmuth Rilling, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Neville Marriner, Stephen Layton, Paul Hillier, Nicholas McGegan, Dale Warland, James O’Donnell, Simon Halsey, David Hill, and Stefan Parkman.

Highlights of Schola’s 2013-14 season include performances of Bach cantatas in New Haven and Boston; St. John Passion with Juilliard415 in New Haven and New York; Haydn Harmoniemesse in New Haven and New York; and a tour to Italy in June of 2014. Guest conductors in 2013-2014 include Masaaki Suzuki and Simon Carrington.