Join a great musical tradition

Founded in 1929, the Hendricks Chapel Choir is one of the great musical traditions of Syracuse University.

The choir has been a source of comfort for the University in trying times, including the Vietnam War; Pan Am Flight 103’s explosion over Lockerbie, Scotland; and the attacks of September 11, 2001. Similarly, the choir proclaims the joys of student achievement, diversity, and resolve and has reflected the University’s spirit for more than 80 years.

The choir is a 35-40-voice mixed choir of students from many different majors and colleges and is conducted by Setnor faculty and accompanied by the University organist. The choir rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings, sings for the weekly Interdenominational Protestant Service on Sunday mornings, and sings a major concert at the end of each semester. In December, the choir presents Holidays at Hendricks, a festive holiday concert with brass, handbells, and organ that is seen on public television and heard on public radio throughout Central New York. The choir also tours internationally once every four years, with recent trips to China, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Germany, and Poland.


Auditions for Hendricks Chapel Choir will be held at the beginning of the fall semester. Dates and times will be posted here when available.

To schedule an audition, or for questions regarding the choir or any campus choral ensemble, contact the choral activities area at or 315.443.4106.