Introducing Yale Schola Cantorum 2023-24

September 28, 2023

The ISM is thrilled to introduce the new Yale Schola Cantorum for the 2023-24 academic year. The twenty-eight-member chamber choir (pictured below) is conducted by David Hill with Masaaki Suzuki as the principal guest conductor.

The ensemble performs sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concert settings and in choral services around the world. It has a special interest in historically informed performance practice, often in collaboration with instrumentalists from Juilliard415. Every other year, the choir undertakes an international tour. In  2024, this will be to multiple locations throughout England and Scotland. More details will be shared soon.

Schola members include:

Sopranos: Cora Hagens, Jacqueline Kaskel, Juliet Ariadne Papadopoulos, Frances Pollock, Ellen Robertson, Rachel Segman, Claire Spence, Katie Tiemeyer
Altos: Renée Barbre, Eliana Barwinski, Mahima Kumara, Veronica Roan, Sarah Shapiro, Sandy Sharis, Margaret Winchell
Tenors: Collin Edouard, Sullivan Hart, Michaël Hudetz, Nathan Samuel Peace, Trevor Scott, Alex Whittington, Angus Warren
Basses: Benjamin Beckman, Fredy Bonilla, Eshaan Giri, Samuel Hollister, Lee Larson, Peter Schertz
Accompanist: Ethan Haman

Between now and the end of April, there are several concerts planned in New Haven and New York, most of which are free and open to the public. Bach’s Mass in B Minor will be the final concert of the season and the culmination of the ISM’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Mark the following dates on your calendars and check the ISM events calendar as details are updated continuously.

Fri. Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. Evensong, Christ Church, New Haven

Fri. Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sat. Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. With Juilliard415, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City (10/20) and Woolsey Hall, New Haven (10/21)

Thu. Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Works by William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Nielsen, Caroline Shaw, and J.S. Bach. With the Danish National Vocal Ensemble. Woolsey Hall, New Haven

Fri Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. A festive Christmas celebration featuring brass, the Newberry organ, and well-known carols in familiar and new arrangements, plus the admired Gloria by John Rutter. Woolsey Hall, New Haven

Sat. Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.  Works by Herbert Howells, Dieterich Buxtehude, Caroline Shaw, and Judith Bingham
Woolsey Hall, New Haven

Sat. Apr. 27, 7:30 p.m. Bach Mass in B Minor. With Juilliard415, Woolsey Hall, New Haven

Photo: Robert Lisak, September, 2023