Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir

Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir
has garnered a reputation throughout the Hudson Valley for producing creative, high-quality concerts of compelling classical music.  What started as a small group of distinguished musicians who wished to perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has become a stunning choir performing an eclectic musical repertoire, often collaborating with the Hudson Valley Symphony Orchestra and other fine area musicians.

This is an auditioned ensemble under the baton of Dr. Christine Howlett. Cappella rehearses Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Vassar College Chapel. Auditions are usually held at the end of August and beginning of January every year.  However, at this time there are no choral openings. If you would like to be placed on a wait list,  we invite you to fill out an interview form HERE. There is a place on the form where we ask you to upload a recording of your voice. 

If you have a question about auditions, please send an email to
or call 845-853-7765.  

Members of the Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir pay $200 per year to participate in the ensemble.
There will be an additional fee for the cost of music.