Saecula Choir Foundation (SCF) provides life-changing educational programs, performance opportunities, and scholarships for musicians of all ages. The Foundation sponsors a unique intergenerational Choral Institute as well as several performing ensembles, including the Saecula Women’s Choir, Earthly Sound, and VocalJoy. SCF also underwrites music education scholarships for students who would otherwise be unable to afford high quality musical training.

As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, the Foundation relies heavily on financial contributions from individuals in the community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the Foundation fulfill its mission of Transforming Lives Through Choral Music!

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Photo by Amy Cheng, Yale Daily News

Recent News

Singing Together for Peace: An Inspiring Evening of Music, Fellowship, and Fun!

Members of the Saecula Women’s Choir, United Girls’ Choir, VocalJoy, the St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir, and many other community members participated in an intergenerational masterclass in gospel music and informal “song share” concert, entitled Singing Together for Peace, on Friday, March 31, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, CT. The masterclass and concert were led by renowned singer/songwriter and conductor, Michael Brown. The ensembles performed individually and jointly as the “Saecula Community Gospel Choir”, and at times performed with audience members!

Singing Together for Peace was a fundraiser for the Sisters in Song Scholarship Fund. To find out more about the Scholarship Fund and/or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit saecula.org/scholarships.

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For a convenient way to contribute to SCF, shop through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. When you shop through AmazonSmile and select the Saecula Choir Foundation, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to SCF.

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Saecula Singers Participate in Benefit Concert to Support IRIS

Saecula Singers, a small, intergenerational vocal ensemble, recently performed in a benefit concert to support IRIS, alongside many other New Haven and Yale-based ensembles, such as Yale Glee Club, Yale Schola Cantorum, Redhot and Blue, and The Duke’s Men of Yale. Click here to read an article from the New Haven Independent about this event!

Congratulations to Susan Arnold, 2016 Recipient of June Hale Award for Music Education!

Saecula Choir Foundation named Susan Arnold the 2016 recipient of the June Hale Award for Excellence in Music Education. Susan recently retired after a long and distinguished career as music teacher at Worthington Hooker School. Over the years, she has instilled a love of music and a passion for excellence in countless students, and has earned the respect of fellow musicians throughout Greater New Haven and beyond.

An informal reception for Susan and her colleagues, friends, former students, and their families was held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00pm at Miller Gathering Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave. in New Haven. This was a wonderful opportunity to reunite with old friends and greet Susan in a relaxed setting.

The award was formally presented during United Choir School’s Fall Festival Gala Concert on Saturday, October 22 at 4:00pm at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, 500 College St., New Haven CT 06511. All of Susan’s former students who were present were invited onto the stage to sing a special song for her and pose for a photograph.

We were so fortunate to have the opportunity to honor Susan’s exemplary work and acknowledge the profound impact that she has had on the lives of thousands of students throughout her teaching career.