Yale International Choral Festival

Choirs from Germany, Sri Lanka, Mexico, as well as American companies comprised of multicultural singers, gather in New Haven for a thrilling four-day celebration of the remarkable variety of choral traditions around the world and our universal language of music.

Chorus Across Conflict

Micah Hendler, Founding Director of the Israeli-Palestinian YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, discusses how choral music can be used as a bridge between communities in conflict and open up a space for genuine dialogue to take place

Wed, June 13, 2018, 5:30pm  Details
1 hr 15 min

ensemble cantissimo

Founded in 1994, ensemble cantissimo is one of the most sought-after vocal ensembles in the German-speaking world.

Wed, June 13, 2018, 8:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min

The Muslim Choral Ensemble, Sri Lanka

The Muslim Choral Ensemble is the first Muslim ensemble in South Asia devoted exclusively to music of the Muslim world.

Thu, June 14, 2018, 8:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min


Staccato, choir of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is comprised of university students. It boasts a wide and varied repertoire, focused mainly on a capella choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Fri, June 15, 2018, 8:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min

Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Yale Choral Artists

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City® and Yale Choral Artists will premiere The Glass Box a new work by Paola Prestini, composed for both ensembles. 

Sat, June 16, 2018, 2:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min

Jake Runestad: Preconcert talk

American composer Jake Runestad's The Hope of Loving will be performed by the Yale Alumni Chorus and Haven String Quartet at the 6pm Gala Concert in Woolsey Hall.

Sat, June 16, 2018, 5:00pm  Details
1 hr

Gala Concert

The gala final concert of the Yale International Choral Festival will feature performances by the Yale Alumni Chorus and the four visiting choirs.

Sat, June 16, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr 30 min