Commonwealth Chorale is an auditioned chorus that attracts experienced singers from the metropolitan Boston area. Led by Artistic Director Dr. Michael Driscoll, Commonwealth Chorale is committed to performing the finest classical music from all periods and from a wide cross-section of composers. Past performances have included Amy Beach's Grand Mass in E-flat Major, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Haydn's The Creation, Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony, Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Bloch's Sacred Service, Poulenc's Mass in G, and Requiem settings by Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, Fauré, and Duruflé. The Chorale has collaborated with the Metropolitan Chorale plus a number of orchestras including the Boston Pops, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra, Concord Orchestra, the New Philharmonia, and the Newton Symphony Orchestra.
Commonwealth Chorale annually presents a 'Commonwealth Composer' concert that highlights the music of a composer with ties to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Past Commonwealth Composer concerts have included works by Carson Cooman, Randall Thompson, Amy Beach, Daniel Pinkham, and Richard St. Claire. The Commonwealth Chorale has also commissioned and premiered many works, including Carson Cooman's As We are Changed, Patricia Van Ness's Nocturnes, Alan Fletcher's That Hour of Gentleness, and James Woodman's Narcissus.