Founded in 1986, the Lehman College and Community Chorus includes over 150 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding communities representing a diversity of ethnicities, age levels, and professions. In the past 27 years, the chorus has presented 54 major concerts accompanied by the Bronx Symphony and the Lehman Symphony Orchestra, which consists of faculty members, students, professional and amateur musicians. Our free-admission, semi-annual concerts in the Lehman Concert Hall continue to attract large audiences, representative of a broad spectrum of the Bronx and neighboring areas.
Among major works performed by the Lehman College and Community Chorus are Mozart’s Requiem, and Vespers K321 and 339, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, and “Gloria” and “Credo” from the Mass in B minor, Dvorak’s Mass in D, Brahms’ Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Schubert’s Masses in G, A-flat, B-flat, and E-flat major. The chorus also performs shorter works and medleys incorporating a variety of styles and cultures.