2023-2024 Performances

Building on our first season together, Artistic Director Michael Driscoll continues programming compelling and diverse music.

November’s concert features Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Francis Poulenc’s Gloria. Premiered in the 1960s, both were influenced by jazz and popular music, and both exemplify the power of ancient sacred texts to express timeless desires for peace and spiritual transcendence.

In March, we explore fate and faith through the richly expressive music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Lobgesang, Johannes Brahms’s Schicksalslied, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42. 

 We conclude our season in May, giving voice to “the dream unfinished” through Florence Price’s Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight,  William Grant Still's Plain-Chant for America, other works by Price, as well as works by Margaret Bonds, Randall Thompson, André Thomas, Irving Berlin, and Dorothy Rudd Moore.

Past Seasons

Commonwealth Chorale is pleased to participate in the Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program that expands access to cultural programs for low-income households. Holders of EBT and WIC cards are admitted free to concerts managed by Commonwealth Chorale. Just present your EBT/WIC card at the box office to receive up to four free tickets. See the full list of participating organizations offering Card to Culture program discounts on the EBT and WIC websites.