Audience in Woolsey Hall

Ensembles

The Institute sponsors eight choral ensembles at Yale University:

Yale Camerata

Founded by its conductor, Marguerite L. Brooks, in 1985, the Yale Camerata is a vocal ensemble whose more than sixty singers are Yale graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and experienced singers from the New Haven community.

Yale Schola Cantorum

Yale Schola Cantorum, founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, is a chamber choir that sings in concerts and choral services. Its principal conductor is David Hill, and Masaaki Suzuki is principal guest conductor. Singers receive a $5,500 annual stipend.

Battell Chapel Choir 

Battell Chapel Choir, a part of the University Church in Yale, is conducted by graduate choral conducting students and open to 

all Yale students. The choir sings for ecumenical worship services on Sundays during the academic year and offers two or three additional concerts. Members are chosen by audition and paid for singing in the choir.

Berkeley Choir

Berkeley Chapel Choir, conducted by Institute students (either divinity or music), is a volunteer ensemble that sings during the academic year for weekly Berkeley Divinity School Eucharist in Marquand Chapel. Repertoire varies, but focuses primarily on the Anglican choral tradition. Section leaders receive remuneration for their participation.

Marquand Chapel Choir

The Marquand Chapel Choir, conducted by graduate choral conducting student Madeleine Woodworth, sings on Fridays in chapel as well as for special services during the academic year. The choir is open to all students and welcomes singers of varying experience. Rehearsals are  Sunday evenings in Marquand Chapel 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. For more information, contact Madeleine Woodworth at madeleine.woodworth@yale.edu.

Marquand Gospel and Inspirational Choir

The Marquand Gospel and Inspirational Choir, led by Mark Miller, sings twice a month in Marquand services as well as for special services during the academic year. Repertoire comes mainly from the African American sacred tradition, often featuring the compositions of the ensemble’s director. Joyful singing, creating community, celebrating diversity, and having fun are the spiritual principles of the ensemble. Rehearsals are every other Monday night in Marquand Chapel, starting September 9 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Waiwa.Wu@yale.edu.

Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus 

Repertory Chorus and Recital Chorus, conducted by graduate choral conducting majors, give up to six performances per year. Members are chosen by audition and perform an eclectic repertoire in many styles, both sacred and secular. Singers may elect to receive either credit or remuneration for their participation.