Conducted by Gail Archer

The Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers includes members of the entire university community - undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and alumni - and annually presents the traditional Columbia Candlelight Concert in St. Paul's Chapel in December and a spring concert in April. The choir has joined forces with orchestras to perform masterworks by composers from Monteverdi to Stravinsky. All voice parts are welcome after an informal audition. The Barnard-Columbia Chorus (MUSI UN1593 & MUSI UN1594) and Chamber Singers (MUSI UN1595 & MUSI UN1596) are each a 1 credit course and each rehearses twice per week in 405 Milbank (Barnard campus), with additional rehearsals before each concert.

All voices are welcome.

For more information, please email Gail Archer at [email protected]. Class registration is through Barnard Music.

Justin Gregg leading Collegium Musicum in Fall 2023.

Justin Gregg, Director

Collegium Musicum is one of Columbia University's leading choral ensembles and has been a part of University life since the mid-1950s. The group is connected to Columbia's Core curriculum, traditionally singing Josquin's Ave Maria...virgo serena for Music Humanities classes every semester. Collegium has traditionally devoted itself to the performance of music of the middle ages and Renaissance—that by composers like Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Ockeghem, Tallis, and Monteverdi—but in recent years the Collegium has broadened its repertoire to embrace works of all historical epochs, including 20th-century and contemporary music.

For undergraduate students, Collegium Musicum can be taken as a 1-credit, Pass/Fail course. All others are welcome to sing with the chorus on an extracurricular basis. The ensemble rehearses once per week, on Mondays from 07:30 - 09:30 pm.  An audition is required for new members only.

All voices are welcome!

The Director of Collegium Musicum for the 2023-2024 academic year is Justin Gregg ([email protected]).

Please join us for our Spring concert on Friday, April 26th at 7:30 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3 West 65th St., at Central Park West).

Jazz Voice Choir at Columbia

Columbia University offers Jazz Voice as part of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, separate from Barnard Voice. An audition is required to participate in the Jazz Voice at CU ensemble/choir. Click on link for more detailed information on Jazz Voice at CU choir.