This chamber choir was formed in 2003 by the conductor
Professor Simon Carrington who had previously been a co-founder and singer
with successful male ensemble The King’s Singers.
The choir, comprising 24 members who are students at
the University, is given support from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and
Yale School of Music and has been conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, who
previously founded Bach Collegium Japan
1990, since 2009. Their repertoire includes music prior
to 1750 by composers such as William Byrd, Claudio Monteverdi, Henry
Purcell, Thomas Tallis, and after 1900 by Benjamin
Britten, Francis Poulenc,
Igor Stravinsky and several students and faculty members from Yale.
It wasn’t long before they became acclaimed for
their performances in cities such as Boston,
New Haven and New
They have since performed concerts on a national and international
level in countries that include China,
and sung in Miami and San
Antonio at choral conventions.
More recently they have performed a concert of Baltic
music, conducted by Paul Hillier, and given a concert for the 250th
anniversary of Handel’s death where they were led by Nicholas McGegan.
They have also performed Bach:
Mass in B Minor with the Yale Collegium
made several recordings which include Magnificats in D Major by Mendelssohn and J.S.
Bach, Heinrich Biber:
Vesperae longieres ac breviores, J.S. Bach: St. John Passion (1725 version), Antonio Bertali:
and Souvenirs de la France Profonde.