For over 180 years, the Harvard University Choir has provided a unique opportunity for student singers to perform diverse choral literature at the highest level, both in concert and during the services of the Memorial Church. Its program of daily and weekly choral services, tours, commissions, and recordings make it one of the premier college chapel ensembles in the United States. Recent seasons have included Bach’s Mass in B minor, Britten’s St. Nicolas, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Fauré’s Requiem. Choristers receive a quarterly stipend in recognition of their commitment.
Students interested in joining the Harvard University Choir should plan on participating in our fall preliminary auditions (schedule below). We ask that you prepare a short piece (a solo work if you have one, but a hymn tune or “Happy Birthday” will do as well) for our preliminary audition; you’ll also be asked to do some range testing and sightreading. There's no need to sign up for a time slot, just show up any time during preliminary auditions.
All auditionees are invited to join the choir for an Open Rehearsal and Sunday Service to get a sense of our week-to-week work.
Please feel free to contact the Choir Secretaries Andy Troska ’17 or Cara Jacobson ’18 at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the audition process, singing with the choir, or music at Harvard more generally!
Fall 2016 Audition schedule
Wednesday, August 31, 2–5 pm: Paine Hall, 3 Oxford Street.
Thursday, September 1, 2–4 pm: Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard.
Friday, September 2, 2–4:30 pm: Paine Hall, 3 Oxford Street.
Tuesday, September 6, 2–4 pm: Paine Hall, 3 Oxford Street.
Hear the Choir
Freshman Sunday, August 28, 11 am: Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street.Compline, Thursday, September 1, 9 pm: The Porch of the Memorial Church (opposite Widener Library).
Thursday, September 1, 5–6 pm: Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard.
Sunday, September 4, 9:30 am: Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard. Sing with the choir in the Opening of Term service at 11 am.
Tuesday, September 6, 5–6 pm: Paine Hall, 3 Oxford Street.