||The Choir's purpose is to spread the Gospel of Jesus
Christ through the ministry of song. This purpose is fulfilled through
engagements and concerts in the Yale-New Haven and surrounding communities and by means
of an annual Spring Tour.
||YGC maintains a membership of 30-40 enthusiastic singers and musicians annually.
Choir supports a family-oriented
atmosphere - a community of brothers and sisters in Christ.
||YGC is open to anyone who would like to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. We hold open rehearsals and require a singing audition with the directors at the beginning of each semester. If you have any questions, or are interested in becoming a part of the YGC family, please don't hesitate to contact us!
The Yale Gospel Choir was founded as an undergraduate organization
at Yale in 1973. It was formed under the guidance
of Irene Jackson, a faculty member in the African-American
and Music Departments, as an adjunct to the Black
Church at Yale. YGC continues to maitain its committment to BCAY by singing at Sunday morning worship service once a month. If you are an alum who would like to share more memories and history with us, please check out our Alumni page and contact our Historian and Alumni Coordinator!
As an undergraduate organization, YGC
is run entirely by Yale College undergrads, though membership
is also extended to graduate students and persons from the greater New
Haven community. During the academic
year, the Choir rehearses weekly in Yale's Afro-American