The Voorhees Choir maintains a membership of 65 voices, representing all women of the university. The choir presents two major concerts each year and serves as the official college choir at Douglass Residential College events, such as the Yule Log, Sacred Path and commencement ceremonies. Conductor Barbara Retzko has conducted the New Jersey All State Chorus and the New Jersey Region II Chorus and received the Governor's Teacher Award for Teacher of the Year in 1998, an Excellence in the Arts Award from Somerset County in 2007 and was named NJMEA Master Music Teacher in 2008.
The Voorhees Choir has a long tradition of representing Rutgers University, from its beginnings as the choir of the New Jersey College for Women (NJC) to its years as the official choir of Douglass College to its important dual role as an ensemble in the Mason Gross School of the Arts and its continuing work as an institution of pride representing the Douglass Residential College (DRC).
The Voorhees Choir is extremely appreciative of the support of the Dean of the Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus, Jacquelyn Litt.