Festival Choir

Whether you are a student, member of the faculty or staff, or an alumnus/a, we invite you to sing with the EDS Commencement and Alumni/ae Days Festival Choir!

This choral group will sing at three major events from May 17 to 19: Commencement Eucharist, Commencement Ceremony, and the Alumni/ae Days Eucharist.

Singers are required to participate in all the rehearsals and events (see schedule below). The one exception is that if a singer will be processing for Commencement, that singer will be excused from the Thursday 11:45am Warm Up. It’s fine to have a specific role in Commencement in addition to that of singer.

If you are interested in participating, please email Ellen Oak at eoak@eds.edu by Monday, May 1.

PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot participate in the choir, but still want to sing with us, we invite you to join us for noonday hymn-sings in St. John’s Chapel on Tuesday (5/16), Wednesday (5/17), and Friday (5/19). Learn more here.

Festival Choir Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Thursday, May 11
Rehearsal, 9:30-11:30am, St. John’s Memorial Chapel

Monday, May 15
Rehearsal, 9:30-11:30am, St. John’s Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, May 17: Commencement Eucharist
Warm Up, 2:45pm, St. John’s Memorial Chapel
Worship Service, 4:00–5:30pm, St. John’s Memorial Chapel

Thursday, May 18: Commencement Ceremony
Warm Up, 11:45am, First Church Cambridge
Ceremony, 1:00–2:30pm, First Church Cambridge

Friday, May 19: Alumni/ae Days Eucharist
Warm Up, 3:15pm, St. John’s Memorial Chapel
Worship Service, 3:30-5:00pm, St. John’s Memorial Chapel