College Choir

For more than 80 years the Houghton College Choir has committed itself to world-class performances rooted in the sacred a cappella tradition.

The College Choir has performed in renowned concert halls and churches across the United States and abroad.

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.

The College Choir has performed at the Vatican, Lincoln Center, Cathedral of St. Joseph’s in Hartford, Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, the Basilica of St. Mary’s in Minneapolis, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, and the 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.

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College Choir Scholarship

The Houghton College Choir would like to invite you to participate in our choral scholarship fund. These scholarships will be used to help fund individual students who would not otherwise be able to participate in our international choir tours. The choral program makes every effort to offer domestic tours free of charge to every choir member, however the overseas trips are costly. Some students who want to participate in overseas tours are unable to meet the financial demands. All donations will be fully applied to needy students and would help lower the cost of the trip. If you are interested in helping these students please email Director of Choral Activities, Daniel Black.