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Mar 12, 2020

We prepared this program through final dress rehearsal, only to learn that the pandemic lockdown would cancel the performance.  










Te Deum...

Nov 20, 2019

November 16, 2019


In celebration of David Carrier’s 40 years as Music Director of Commonwealth Chorale, an oratorio for chorus and chamber orchestra as well as soprano and tenor soloists was commissioned.  The oratorio, As We Are Changed, was composed by Commonwealth...

Nov 20, 2019

The Chorale celebrated David Carrier's 40 years as its Artistic Director

Oct 27, 2017

From the Newton Tab November 25, 2017:

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 8 pm, Commonwealth Chorale celebrates the extraordinary legacy of America’s first woman composer, Amy Beach, with a performance of her Grand Mass in E-flat Major, Opus 5.


Sep 03, 2017

Commonwealth Chorale presents “Triumph and Homecoming”, part of Newton’s Festival of the Arts, Saturday, May 13, 2017 8 pm, at Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton.

 Music Director David Carrier has chosen four composers, four unique styles that bring drama, nostalgia...

Jul 29, 2015

Founded in 1976 as Newton Choral Society, in our fortieth season we’ve changed our name to Commonwealth Chorale to better reflect our growth. While we began as a group of mostly Newton residents performing for Newton audiences, today we attract talented singers and large audiences from across...

May 09, 2014

In May, 2014, Newton Choral was featured in the Newton life Magazine. If you didn't see it in print, here it is digitally for you to peruse. What a great article that really promotes singing with, working with, and supporting Newton Choral.


May 01, 2014

Patricia Van Ness and Newton Choral Society together again.

Poet and composer Patricia Van Ness sits in the chancel of Eliot church and listens to Newton Choral Society rehearse the piece she wrote for them 6 years earlier. Nocturnes will be repeated in the upcoming final concert...

Feb 18, 2014

So excited to have our upcoming concert highlighted in the March issue of Newton Life Magazine. This concert features Jewish Liturgical Music by Ernest Bloch, soloist Rick Lawrence, and organist Frederick MacArthur.

From the March issue of Newton Life Magazine...

Sep 02, 2013

NCS Newsletter September 2013

From the Top:

Music Director David Carrier has announced the Newton Choral Society’s 2013-2014 concert season. (See sidebar “upcoming events.”) Our 38th season, “Journeys of Transformation,” surveys innovations in sacred...

Aug 26, 2013

Tranquility and Solace - Fauré’s Requiem and more:

Our season concludes on May 11 (details in sidebar) with five compositions, each of which elicits a sense of tranquility and solace: Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, Palestrina's...

Aug 26, 2013

Fate, LIfe and Love - all in one evening!


Since Labor Day, the Newton Choral Society has been gearing up for its first concert on November 17. Under the leadership of David Carrier, Music Director, NCS will perform Orff's Carmina Burana (see sidebar for details). The...



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