Founded in 2003 by its conductor, Simon Carrington, Yale Schola Cantorum (= YSC) is a 24-voice chamber choir specializing in music before 1750 and from the last hundred years, supported by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with the School of Music and open by audition to all Yale students. Simon Carrington is the group's founder and conductor. The choir's repertoire concentrates on music before 1750 and from the last one hundred years. In addition to performing regularly in New Haven, New York and Boston, Schola Cantorum records and tours nationally and internationally. Their live recording on CD with Robert Mealy and Yale Collegium Musicum of Heinrich Biber’s 1693 Vesperae longiores ac breviores, has received international acclaim from the early music press; their CD of Bertali's Missa Resurrectionis, published on the reZound label.
Last season the choir was selected to perform at national choral conventions in San Antonio and Miami, presented a series of programs of the music of Bach under guest conductor Helmuth Rilling and music of the French Baroque with the Ensemble européen William Byrd, Paris. The choir has made tours to England and to southwest France. The choir’s repertoire to date includes works by Josquin des Pres, Orlando di Lasso, Adrian Willaert, Tallis, Heinrich Schütz, Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, J.S. Charpentier, Igor Stravinsky, Luigi Dallapiccola, Feldman, Rautavaara, MacMillan, O’Regan, and Yale faculty members Ezra Laderman, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Joan