Motet Choir

James Kallembach, Director

As the premier undergraduate choral ensemble at the University of Chicago, the Motet Choir accepts 28-36 singers each year. Concentrating on a cappella masterworks of all periods, this polished vocal ensemble specializes in music of the Renaissance and also performs historically and culturally diverse repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to gospel standards. The Motet Choir generally presents two to three major concerts per year and sings at convocations and special events on campus and throughout the Chicago area.

Rehearsals & Performances

Motet Choir rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM. 

2023-24 Concert Dates:

  • Friday, November 10, 7:30 PM, Rockefeller Chapel — Choral Union Concert
  • Sunday, December 3, 3:00 PM, Rockefeller Chapel — Handel's Messiah
  • Friday, February 16, 8:00 PM, Logan Center Penthouse
  • Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 PM, Rockefeller Chapel — featuring Thomas Weisflog, organ, and Cantor David Berger from KAM Isaiah Israel
  • Thursday, May 9, 7:30 PM, Rockefeller Chapel


Students interested in joining the Motet Choir must audition at the beginning of the autumn quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.