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For more than 50 years, the Syracuse University Singers have upheld a rich tradition of excellence in choral singing characteristic of the most select vocal musicians of the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University. Known for its sensitivity to detail and musicianship, the choir delights in its diversity in repertoire. Whether performing a renaissance motet, an African-American spiritual, a grand orchestral masterwork, or the premiere of a contemporary composition, the choir sings with great understanding of text and style.

The choir will perform for the National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in November 2017. In May 2015, the University Singers won the Grand Prix de Ville de Tours in the Florilège Vocal de Tours, an international competition in Tours, France. The choir competed as a Finalist in the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing held in Varna, Bulgaria in May 2016. University Singers has been invited to sing for multiple conferences of the American Choral Directors Association including its recent appearance at the 2014 Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. Additionally, the ensemble has toured throughout the Eastern United States and Canada.

The ensemble is comprised of 32-40 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines and regularly performs with professional orchestras in Syracuse, New York.  Recent masterworks include the Requiems by Brahms, Fauré, and Verdi, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and Haydn’s The Creation. The choir’s first CD, Mysteries and Wonders, is available on ITunes and

Concert Season

Please visit our calendar for more information, including repertoire and parking.

Sunday, September 3, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Church Performance, St. Anne's Church, Syracuse, NY

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Setnor Fall Festival, Setnor Auditorium

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 11:45 a.m.
Family Weekend Choral Sampler, Hendricks Chapel

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Guest Artist Concert, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, NY

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | TBA
Tour Concert, Northshore High School, Slidell, LA

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Tour Concert, First United Methodist, Church, Slidell, LA

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | TBA
National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Baton Rouge, LA

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Hendricks Chapel

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 8 p.m.
Fall Concert with SU Wind Ensemble, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Holidays at Hendricks, Hendricks Chapel

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Choral Collage Concert, Setnor Auditorium

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Spring Concert, Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Verdi Requiem with Symphoria, Civic Center, Syracuse, NY


2017-18: Louisiana, National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference

2017: New York City

2016: Bulgaria, European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, and New York City

2015: France, Florilége Vocal de Tours

2014: Baltimore, Eastern Region American Choral Directors Conference

2013: Chicago

2012: Toronto

2011: Boston

2010: Philadelphia, Eastern Region American Choral Directors Conference

2009:  Washington, DC

2008: Hartford, CT, Eastern Region American Choral Directors Conference

2006: Buffalo, Niagara Falls          


Follow the University Singers on our social media sites: FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

You may also download bios and photos of the University Singers [PDF] and John Warren [PDF].


Auditions for University Singers 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 Syracuse University Singers or any campus choral ensemble, contact the choral activities area at or 315.443.4106.