A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

The Houghton College Choir

For 80 years the Houghton College Choir has committed itself to world-class performances rooted in the sacred a cappella tradition. Led by ascending conductor, Dr. Brandon Johnson, the College Choir has performed in renowned concert halls and churches across the United States and abroad.

Praise from our listeners:

 “…projects the spirit of dedication to excellence in the choral art, firmly rooted in spiritual expression." - Dr. Rene Clausen, Concordia Choir

“…one of the premier college choirs in the United States.” - Justin Smith, LCOB USA

Widely acclaimed for its artistry and sensitivity, the Houghton College Choir upholds the sacred a cappella choral tradition of its origins, while flexibly embracing a diversity of choral styles. Whether performing a renaissance mass setting, a baroque motet, or an African American spiritual, the choir delights in well-crafted sacred choral music.

Making its Carnegie Hall debut in March, 2014, the College Choir is equally at home in concerts halls and in a variety of churches.  They have performed at the Vatican, Lincoln Center, Cathedral of St. Josephs in Hartford, Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, the Basilica of St. Mary’s in Minneapolis, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Church of the Holy Trinity at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.  Concert tours have taken the choir all across the world including performances in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Korea and Spain.

The choir has been invited to sing for state and divisional American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) chapters and the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) conferences. Additional performances include the United Nations, World Council of Churches, and the Association of Evangelical’s National Convention. Choral-orchestral partners have included the Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic & Southern Tier Symphony Orchestras.