The Chapel Singers is Trinity’s oldest student organization, founded in 1825. The group sings at major college occasions, Chapel services, and performs concerts on campus as well as on domestic and international tours. The group’s membership is comprised of undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines who enjoy studying and performing challenging choral music.

2022-2023 Student Leadership

Kendra Keelan ’23, president
Tasha Casey ’23, vice president
Matthew Marottolo ’24, treasurer
Ayana Tabo ’23, secretary

Fall 2022 Auditions

Friday, September 2, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Come to the Chapel South Cloister (outside, facing the quad) during any of the above times, no appointment needed.

About us: We are Trinity College’s Chapel choir and we proudly sing challenging choral music at Chapel services…yes, every Sunday! Our repertoire ranges in style from ancient chants to modern works of the
21st century. We also sing at major college occasions, perform concerts, and create recordings. We rehearse three times a week, and because membership is such a big commitment we are paid student employees. No religious affiliation is required—we come from a variety of backgrounds.

About the audition: There is no music that needs to be prepared in advance, however we do recommend you arrive warmed-up and ready to sing. Our director will lead you through singing some scales and a few of us will teach you a short piece. There will also be a sight reading test (it’s everyone’s least favorite part—just try your best!). Members do need to have at least a little previous experience reading printed music.

About something else: With any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our president Kendra Keelan ’23 or our director Christopher Houlihan.


Virtual choir videos

Check out The Chapel Singers on YouTube, where you can hear some of their virtual choir videos recorded during the 2020-21 academic years


Information for prospective students

Want to learn more about about becoming a Chapel Singer?


The *Virtual* Alma Mater

The Chapel Singers recorded a virtual rendition of ”Neath the Elms,’ Trinity’s alma mater, for the 2020 Baccalaureate.


Trinity Community Continues to Gather — in Virtual Spaces

Being separated physically has not kept the Trinity College community from connecting this semester. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevents large gatherings in spaces like the Washington Room, Vernon Social, or the Chapel, groups across campus are getting creative by moving events and activities online and inviting people to attend from wherever they are.


Carols from the 60th Annual Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols

The Chapel Singers recorded music from the 2018 Festival of Lessons and Carols, including the premier of Robert Edward Smith’s setting of ‘Adam Lay Ybounden.’


Choirs in perfect Harmony

The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford (ASOFH) is an annual national festival and organ competition in residence at Trinity College. The Chapel Singers collaborated with choirs from West Hartford at the 2017 festival to premier a new piece of music commissioned from well-known composer Philip J. Stopford.


The Chapel Singers

Christopher Houlihan '09, director John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music, and Adjunct Professor of Music, ex officio