Previewing our 2024 - 2025 Season

On November 24, 2024 at 4: 00 PM, we open our 49th season with Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Magnificat and compositions by two well-known contemporary British composers: Jonathan Dove’s Köthener Messe and Cecilia McDowall's Laudate. Both Dove’s and McDowell’s compositions pay tribute to and reflect Bach’s influences while incorporating modern harmonies and techniques. We will be joined by a professional orchestra and soloists.

On March 8th, 2025 at 7:00 PM, we will join forces with the Rivers Symphony Orchestra and professional soloists to perform Carl Orff’s dramatic Carmina Burana! Orff’s composition is an audio feast drawing on poems from the 11th and 12th centuries to create self-contained stories, many of which satirized the Catholic Church.

We conclude our season on May 10, 2025 at 8:00 PM by celebrating the diversity of American folk songs. Our program includes a selection of Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, Nathaniel Dett’s Chariot Jubilee and a selection of Alice Parker’s (this season’s Commonwealth Composer) folk song and spiritual arrangements. We will be accompanied by a small chamber instrumental ensemble and piano and/or organ. 

Complete details on this engaging and creative season will be coming soon!

Recent News



Announcing Young Singers Scholarship Program

Announcing Young Singers Scholarship Program

We are lowering costs for singers 30 and under!
Artistic Director Michael Driscoll Advises “Try Something New”

Artistic Director Michael Driscoll Advises “Try Something New”

Mike reflects on his professional journey and how trying something new ultimately changed his life.
Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Appreciation

We could not have our concerts without our volunteers! From our March concert, standing, left-to-right: House Manager Jim, ushers Bob, Margaret, Normand, Shari, Emily, and Alex; seated Karen and Jon.

2024 - 2025 Auditions​

We seek choral singers of all voice types who have strong vocal and sight-reading skills. We especially seek those singing tenor or bass.

Our next auditions will be held by appointment on August 26 and 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 and September 3 and 10 from 5:30 - 6:45.

Auditions are at our rehearsal location at First Baptist Church,  848 Beacon Street in Newton Centre, a few minutes walk from the Newton Centre stop on the "D" branch of the MBTA's Green Line. There is also free parking in the church parking lot (accessed of Centre Street).

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The Dream Unfinished

Enjoy our May 2024 concert, featuring music of Florence Price, William Grant Still, Randall Thompson, Irving Berlin and others. Through this music we, and baritone Philip Lima, celebrate the ideals of the American Dream and the hope of a world where people of all backgrounds can coexist harmoniously.

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Our Sponsors

We are so thankful to the Massachusetts and Newton Cultural Councils for their generous financial support which helps make it possible for us to bring our music to you!

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