Join a great musical tradition

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

Directed by Professor José “Peppie” Calvar and accompanied by University Organist Anne Laver, the Hendricks Chapel Choir is an auditioned mixed ensemble representing many of the colleges and majors available at Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. One of five all-student choirs within the Setnor School of Music, the Hendricks Chapel Choir rehearses once weekly on Thursday evenings, meets for sectional rehearsals for an additional hour per week, and is the featured ensemble at weekly Dean’s Convocation at Hendricks Chapel on Sundays at 7p.m. The choir performs as the featured ensemble at Holidays at Hendricks, which hosts a live audience of more than 1,000 and is broadcast via public television stations throughout upstate New York.

Over the past ten years, the Hendricks Chapel Choir has traveled to Germany; Poland; Argentina; Chile; Uruguay; China; and Washington, D.C. The choir performs a wide variety of music from diverse historical, cultural, and stylistic origins. Past and present members of the Hendricks Chapel Choir embody the best parts of Syracuse University: our students’ desire to serve one another, their University, their community, and their world.

For more information about the Hendricks Chapel Choir, contact Professor Calvar at 315.443.4106 or

To schedule an audition, please email