Upcoming Events

Dietrich Buxtehude & Kile Smith

april 13, 2019 | sage chapel

Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms

may 5, 2019 | bailey hall


Past Events



november 17, 2018

The Cornell University Chamber Singers and organist Michael Plagerman presented an evening of music from the vast repertory of the Anglican evening service. Performances included works by Purcell, Parsons, Jackson, MacMillan, and the iconic Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ‘Collegium Regale’ of Herbert Howells.

Cultural Exchange with Maui

August 2018

As an expression of our group’s mission, we seek to share music with people on Maui. This week-long engagement in August 2018 will facilitate cultural exchange locally between Cornell and Maui, and more broadly between the American Northeast and the Hawaiian Islands.

The exchange will include opportunities for the current group and a wider circle of alumni to share music (ours and theirs!) with locals, schoolchildren, and music organizations on Maui, culminating in a collaborative performance of a large choral-orchestral work with John Rowehl and the Maui Chamber Orchestra as part of their anniversary celebrations. Learn more on our Tours page!

A message from John Rowehl, whose invitation sparked this initiative.

Hear from our director Steve and several of our current members about why we're going to Maui.



The Cornell Chamber Singers Present: Re-Formation

Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 PM

Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University


The Cornell University Chamber Singers, in collaboration with visiting artists Variant 6, present Re-Formation: a celebration of music as a catalyst for social change in honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses. Featured works include Dieterich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (1680), and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s “To the Hands” (2016), whose response to Buxtehude’s work questions moral responsibility in modern society.