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 Emma Dowd '15 or Joy Wang '16.

Visit the Harvard University Choir website.

Upcoming UChoir Events

Mar 31

Holy Week Musical Meditation



The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ on the Cross (Heinrich Schütz) & Requiem (Gabriel Fauré). Featuring the Harvard University Choir. All welcome.

Apr 19


4:00pm to 6:00pm


Appleton Chapel
May 01

UChoir ARTS FIRST Performance



The Memorial Church Sanctuary

George Frideric Handel’s Athalia
Featuring the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra