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.
Sign Up for College Choir
Singing in a Houghton choir is an amazing way to form new friendships, make beautiful music in service of our Lord, and enrich your college experience as part of a long-standing Houghton tradition.
One of the best things about choir is that everyone can participate! Choir is a place where people training to sing opera, those who just sing with the radio, and everyone in between, can come together and make something remarkable that no one could do alone.
At Houghton, singing in a choir doesn't require an amazing voice, any prior experience (though we love experienced singers) or the ability to read music (we will teach you). We meet all of our singers where they are and, with the training we provide, everyone who participates will have the opportunity to make music at a high level.
If you would like to sing at Houghton, please use the form below to register for a choral placement hearing (CPH). Dr. Black will email you to set up a time once your registration is complete.