Choral Auditions

Event time: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00am to Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Leigh Hall See map
435 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
Yale Community Only
Event description: 

2015 - 2016 Season

Only one audition is required to be considered for membership in all listed ensembles.




Yale Camerata
Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor

  • Choral ensemble of approximately 60 singers, with a special commitment to new choral music
  • Open to experienced singers who are Yale students, faculty, staff, community members
  • Course credit available to graduate students
  • 2015-16 repertoire includes major works by J.S. Bach (a cantata from the Christmas Oratorio) and Igor Stravinsky’s Les noces ; works by Arvo Pärt (in honor of Pärt’s 80th birthday) and others.
  • Camerata’s chamber chorus of approximately 24 singers will premiere a new piece by Robert Sirota (scored with string quartet) and perform English and Italian works of the 16th century
  • Guest conductor 2015-16: Matthew Halls, new artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival
  • Tuesday evening rehearsals


Yale Schola Cantorum
David Hill, principal conductor
Masaaki Suzuki, principal guest conductor

  • Internationally renowned chamber choir, specializing in music from before 1750 and the last hundred years
  • Open to  undergraduate and graduate students
  • All singers receive a stipend of $5500
  • 2015-16 repertoire includes Monteverdi Vespers, masses of J.S. Bach, and Arvo Pärt Passio
  • 2016 international tour to Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; and St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Performances in New York and domestic tour to Portland, Oregon
  • Recording session of commissioned piece by Roderick Williams
  • Guest conductors 2015-16: Matthew Halls, new artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival; and Simon Carrington, Schola’s founding conductor
  • Monday and Wednesday evening rehearsals
Read about the 2015 Schola Tour to England and France here.


Yale Repertory & Recital Choruses
Conducted by Yale graduate students

  • Open to all Yale students
  • Sing for pay or course credit
  • Sing eclectic repertoire with student conductors in recitals and concerts throughout the year
  • Weekly rehearsals (afternoon)

To schedule an audition, please email

or call 203.432.9671