Commonwealth Chorale

Effective date for entry: 10/11/2022

Contact information

Mailing address:P.O. Box 600122
Newton, MA 02460


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 one of our concerts unmoved.

The Chorale presents music by a wide cross-section of composers including beloved masterpieces, work by undeservedly less well-known composers, and new works we regularly commission. 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. We have taken on challenging works that non-professional groups rarely tackle, such as Poulenc's Mass in G and Milhaud's Psaumes. We believe in growing and stretching musically, and we think it's fun.

We take pride in our collaborations with prestigious soloists and orchestras. We have performed with the Boston Philharmonic and the New Philharmonia. Under our original name of Newton Choral Society, we have sung at Symphony Hall in Boston, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Commonwealth Chorale attracts singers from the greater Boston metropolitan area.

Music Director:Dr. Michael Driscoll
Year founded:1976
Number of Singers:80
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • Auditions required
  • Dues required

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Last updated: 2022-10-11 10:02:47

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