We are an 80-member auditioned non-professional chorus in greater Boston performing a broad repertoire of choral music.
Touching the heart
Commonwealth Chorale is dedicated to creating musical performances that delight and touch the heart of both audience and performers alike by bringing to life the expressive power and intent of the composer. We will not have done our job if you leave a CC concert unmoved.
Downtown quality and suburban convenience
Now in its 44th season (the 40th under the inspiring musicianship and committed leadership of Music Director David Carrier), Commonwealth Chorale has developed the reputation as one of the finest choruses in the Boston area. We aim to offer performances of high quality at affordable prices in convenient suburban locations with free parking.
Commonwealth Chorale presents both beloved masterpieces and new works we frequently commission. We have taken on challenging works that non-professional groups rarely tackle, such as Poulenc's Mass in G and Milhaud's Psaumes. Our most recent commission, in 2019, is a work by Carson Cooman, As We Are Changed, in honor of Maestro Carrier’s forty years with the Chorale. We believe in growing and stretching musically, and we think it's fun.
Commonwealth Chorale takes pride in its frequent collaborations with prestigious soloists and orchestras.During the 2018-2019 season, the Chorale participated in two collaborations at Jordan Hall. In October, we performed Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the New England Philharmonic Orchestra, while in November we shared the stage with the Metropolitan Chorale in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Previously, we have performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Civic Symphony, Concord Orchestra, GYBSO, and the New Philharmonia. During our long history, we have sung at Carnegie Hall in New York , Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston, and Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.
Commonwealth Chorale attracts singers from the greater Boston metropolitan area. Members are extraordinarily dedicated to the group and volunteer to take on the many duties that keep the chorus growing and thriving.If you are interested in singing with us, click here.