Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, principal conductor

Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

Schola photo by Robert A. Lisak

Yale Schola Cantorum’s recording of Palestrina’s Missa confitebor tibi Domine and other works is now available from Hyperion records. Read about Schola’s latest album release.

October 2015 | review

Yale Schola Cantorum is a chamber choir that performs sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concert settings and choral services around the world. It is sponsored by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and conducted by David Hill; Masaaki Suzuki is principal guest conductor.

Open by audition to students from all departments and professional schools across Yale University, the choir has a special interest in historically informed performance practice, often in collaboration with instrumentalists from Yale School of Music and Juilliard415.

Schola was founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, and has worked with a host of internationally renowned conductors, including 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’s recordings appear on the Delos, Gothic, and Naxos labels. On tour, Schola Cantorum has given performances in England, Hungary, France, China, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and India. They will tour in Spain in 2018.


2017 - 2018 repertoire includes major works by Joby Talbot (The Path of Miracles), James MacMillan (Seven Last Words), J.S. Bach (St. John Passion, arr. by Schumann), D. Scarlatti (Stabat Mater), and J.S. Bach (Reformation Cantatas).