Collegium Musicum

The 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. Although in the past the Collegium has devoted itself to the performance of music of the middle ages and Renaissance—that by composers like Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Ockeghem, Tallis, and Monteverdi—in recent years the Collegium has broadened its repertoire to embrace works of all historical epochs, including 20th-century and contemporary music.

The 2021-2022 director of Collegium Musicum is PhD student Justin Gregg. His email is jtg2141 [at]

Collegium’s fall semester concert will take place on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, at 7:00pm in St. Paul’s Chapel. The program features works by Spanish and Portuguese composers of the sixteenth century, centered around Victoria’s Missa O quam gloriosum.

Due to the university’s health regulations, in-person attendance will be restricted to affiliates of Columbia and partner institutions, but we invite non-affiliate friends and family to watch a live-stream of the event. Further details will be posted here in early December.

Palestrina: Jesu Rex Admirabilis

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:00pm to Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 7:00pm