The Cecilia Chorus of New York cultivates a rich and diverse community of musicians, composers and concert-goers to create distinctive choral experiences and performances that inform, challenge and uplift the human spirit.


A widely recognized, highly regarded mixed chorus with approximately 150 members, we have been enriching New York's musical life for over 100 years. Each season we perform at least two major concerts at Carnegie Hall with a professional orchestra and soloists. Our repertoire spans four centuries, and includes commissions and premieres by some of today’s most promising composers.

Recent artistic partners have included the two-time Tony Award®-winning actor Stephen Spinella and prominent vocal artists Julia Bullock and Ryan Speedo Green in their Carnegie Hall debuts. In 2015 we were honored to receive the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award in recognition of our adventurous programming, and Music Director Mark Shapiro is a six-time ASCAP Award winner. Membership by audition is open to all.