The Men's Chorus is one of the oldest official student organizations on campus. Its roots can be traced back to the 1820s. Membership is open to any student interested in choral singing. Members of the chorus earn one hour of academic credit for each semester in which they are enrolled.

The group presents several concerts during the school year, including a Parents Weekend Concert and an early winter concert.  The Men's Chorus also represents the College off campus at schools, churches, alumni meetings, and other admissions and development events.  Historically, the choir has joined forces with area women's choruses for large scale performances, and has also toured nationally and internationally. The repertoire for the Chorus is varied, and includes traditional "Glee Club" style sea shanties and school songs, as well as classical and folk music.  The chorus enjoys a strong sense of camaraderie through the shared goals and challenges of making music together.

2017-18 Events


Men's Chorus Public Workshop with Cantus
February 5, 7:30 PM | Crawley Forum at H-SC
Professional Men's ensemble Cantus works with H-SC Men's Chorus in an open masterclass with
performances by both ensembles

Longwood and H-SC Choruses present Requiem for the Living, by Dan Forrest
April 26, 7:30PM | Farmville United MethodistChurch


Men's Chorus and The Acousticals: Family Weekend Sampler Show
September 29, 5PM |Lagoon Field

Men's Chorus: Take Life Easy: Music of Ireland and Scotland
November 17, 7:30 PM | Crawley Forum

Join us!

Contact Professor von Rueden, Director of Choral Activities, for more information.


Fine Arts Events

All Hampden-Sydney College music, theatre, and visual arts events are FREE and open to the public.

Fine Arts Events on the Calendar

The Acousticals

Join Hampden-Sydney's student-run a cappella group! Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.