The Schola Cantorum of New Orleans was created in 2015 by Yulene Velásquez and was inspired by the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela.

From the beginning the idea was to bring contemporary choral music to new audiences. Schola NOLA enjoys learning repertoire from different countries and working with different languages.

We intend to fill a niche in our hometown New Orleans. We will help further enrich this deep, historically musical city by performing contemporary choral music from around the world and sharing it with diverse audiences in many communities throughout the city.

Our mission is to embrace new music and find diverse and unique audiences to share it with.


Schola NOLA singing in the early morning for Bach Around the Clock at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Lower Garden District