The H-SC 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 H-SC 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, most recently to Puerto Rico in 2019 and New York City in 2018, where they performed at Carnegie Hal. 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.

2023-24 Events

HSC Chorus presents: Living in Song
Friday, April 26, 2024 | 7:30pm
Crawley Forum

H-SC Chorus Holiday Concert
Thursday November 30th | 7:30pm
Crawley Forum

Enjoy: "How Can I Keep from Singing?"
remotely performed by the H-SC alumni and student chorus and dedicated to the Hampden-Sydney classes of 2020 and 2021
View on YouTube

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.