Welcome to the Collegiate Singers


We are parents, faculty and friends of the Collegiate School coming together in song under the direction of conductor Martin Rutishauser. We perform choral repertoire in various venues throughout New York City and environs.

If you love to sing, can carry a tune and enjoy the companionship of fellow music lovers, won't you consider joining us? There is no audition, and while sight reading and/or prior experience are of benefit, they are not a requirement for making beautiful choral music with us.

We rehearse most Wednesday evenings from September - June at 7:45 pm in the Collegiate School at 77th Street and West End Avenue.

To learn more or to join us, contact us info@collegiatesingers.com

The Collegiate Singers will be singing in The Events at the New York Theater Workshop on February 25, 2014 

The Events tells the story of Claire—an enthusiastic and engaged female priest who leads a choir in a community setting. Claire experiences something terrible: a young man she vaguely knew turns a gun on those who “aren’t from here” in a misguided attempt to make his mark on society. The Events is not a depiction of such terrible events, and the play is not filled with violent acts. It follows Claire’s attempt to understand how someone could do such an awful thing, and how this struggle leads her on a path that comes close to self-destruction. Ultimately, Claire finds her peace and retakes her place in society as the play offers a timely exploration of how communities respond to acts of unthinkable transgression. (Wexner Center for the Arts
Each night of the performance features a different community choir singing the soundscape of the play.
The use of a choir became a key aspect of “The Events,” and a way to root each production to the community wherever it is performed. In the show, a woman plays the role of Claire and a male actor plays several other parts, including the killer. The only other cast member, as it were, is an actual choir that functions like a Greek chorus, alternately observing, singing, chanting or speaking scripted line. (NY Times)
Tickets may be purchased online at - http://nytw.org

(Chorus members may use the discount sent them via email to purchase their tix)