Harvard University Choir

The Harvard University Choir

Music in the Memorial Church is provided by the Harvard University Choir, whose members are undergraduate and graduate students in the University. For over 170 years the Harvard University Choir has provided a unique opportunity for student singers to perform great choral literature at the highest level, both in concert and during the services of the Memorial Church. A demanding, yet rewarding experience, the choir is regarded by many as the premier program in college chapel music in the United States. Each year the choir performs America's oldest Christmas Carol Services to packed congregations.

The choir is also a place for students to broaden their musical horizons, many as composers and conductors as well as singers, and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet other gifted musicians. Additionally, choir members receive private vocal lessons from distinguished teachers right in The Memorial Church. Due to the high level of sight-reading and vocal technique in the ensemble, rapport quickly develops within the choir and rehearsals are efficient, focused, and fun. The rehearsals, which last for 90 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, fit easily into most graduate and undergraduate academic schedules. The sense of community is also strengthened by pre-rehearsal coffee hours and post event parties, fostering friendships that last well beyond Harvard.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact UChoir Secretaries Adriana Pohl '14 or Emma Dowd '15.

Visit the Harvard University Choir website.

Upcoming UChoir Events

Aug 30

UChoir Auditions - First Round

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Choir Room, Ground Floor of the Memorial Church

Fall 2014 Auditions
No appointment necessary, simply prepare a short selection—you are also free to sing a song like Happy Birthday or a well-known hymn tune. An accompanist will be provided. Held in the choir room of the Memorial Church (enter via accessible entrance opposite Canaday dorms). 

First Round Auditions
Saturday, August 30, 2–4 p.m.
Monday, September 1, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, September 4: 2–4 p.m.

Sep 01

UChoir Auditions - First Round

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Choir Room, Ground Floor of the Memorial Church

Fall 2014 Auditions
No appointment necessary, simply prepare a short selection—you are also free to sing a song like Happy Birthday or a well-known hymn tune. An accompanist will be provided. Held in the choir room of the Memorial Church (enter via accessible entrance opposite Canaday dorms). 

First Round Auditions
Saturday, August 30, 2–4 p.m.
Monday, September 1, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, September 4: 2–4 p.m.

Sep 02

UChoir Auditions - First Round

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Choir Room, Ground Floor of the Memorial Church

Fall 2014 Auditions
No appointment necessary, simply prepare a short selection—you are also free to sing a song like Happy Birthday or a well-known hymn tune. An accompanist will be provided. Held in the choir room of the Memorial Church (enter via accessible entrance opposite Canaday dorms). 

First Round Auditions
Saturday, August 30, 2–4 p.m.
Monday, September 1, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, September 4: 2–4 p.m.

Sep 04

UChoir Auditions - First Round

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Choir Room, Ground Floor of the Memorial Church

Fall 2014 Auditions
No appointment necessary, simply prepare a short selection—you are also free to sing a song like Happy Birthday or a well-known hymn tune. An accompanist will be provided. Held in the choir room of the Memorial Church (enter via accessible entrance opposite Canaday dorms). 

First Round Auditions
Saturday, August 30, 2–4 p.m.
Monday, September 1, 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, September 4: 2–4 p.m.

Sep 04

UChoir Tea-time & Open Rehearsal

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Choir Room, Ground Floor of the Memorial Church

UChoir Tea-time & Open Rehearsal
Thursday, September 4, 4–6 p.m.
4–5 p.m., Tea-time (meet and socialize with current UChoir members)
5–6 p.m., Open rehearsal (come sing with UChoir in preparation for our Sunday morning service)

Sep 07

UChoir Open Rehearsal & Service

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Choir Room, Ground Floor of the Memorial Church

UChoir Open Rehearsal & Service
Sunday, September 7, 9:30 a.m.
Open rehearsal, then sing with UChoir in our 11 a.m. Opening of Term service

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