Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Effective date for entry: 2/28/2023

Contact information

Mailing address:P.O. Box 856
Plymouth, MA 02362
Web address:www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org


Pilgrim Festival Chorus is a volunteer, not-for-profit choral ensemble dedicated to presenting diverse choral works that educate, enrich, and engage both its members and its audiences. Founded in 1999, PFC is under the artistic direction of William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly. Members are comprised of approximately eighty adult singers who come from towns throughout the South Shore with levels of musicianship ranging from amateur to professional. A typical season begins with a festive holiday concert in December, usually a program of shorter works appropriate to the season. In mid-December, PFC hosts an annual Messiah Sing where the audience is invited to become the chorus in one of the most famous choral pieces ever written. Soloists for this event are selected from the chorus. The spring concert often features a larger work with orchestra and soloists. In June, Pilgrim Festival Singers, comprising about half the full chorus, perform summer concerts with lighter fare at various venues around the South Shore. Repertoire is pops-style, drawn from Broadway, jazz, folk music, and Americana. PFC sings a wide range of classics, including traditional repertoire from some of the world’s greatest composers: Bach, Brahms, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. Music by important 20th century composers such as Bernstein, Britten, and Kodaly, as well as living composers Corigliano, Forrest, Jenkins, Rutter, and Whitbourn are also performed. Members are accepted twice per year prior to each concert season (September and January) by audition.

Music Director:William B. Richter, Elizabeth Chapman Reilly
Year founded:1999
Number of Singers:80
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • Auditions required
  • Dues required

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Last updated: 2023-03-03 15:32:25

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