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Commonwealth Chorale


David Carrier, Music Director

90-100 voices, SATB

A broad range of choral music from baroque to contemporary. A particular emphasis on composers from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

3 concerts a year, November (week before Thanksgiving), March & May

Tuesday evenings 7.30-10.00 p.m. (with short break) Eliot Church, Newton

Auditions: Yes

Additional Information
Re-auditions every 2 years. Opportunities to sing smaller works by audition in chamber chorus with rotating membership.

Commonwealth Chorale

March 2019

Commonwealth Chorale Presents- Salieri’s Requiem- Kuhnau’s Magnificat

Sun, March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-4
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
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Antonio Salieri was one of Europe’s most renowned composers during his lifetime, though his reputation has long since been overshadowed by his contemporary, Mozart. Johann Kuhnau, who preceded J.S.Bach as music director of Thomaskirche in Leipzig, was a highly regarded composer of keyboard and sacred music in his time. While Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat have become cherished staples of the choral canon these corresponding works by their contemporaries are virtually unknown. Come hear a rare performance of these unjustly…

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May 2019

Commonwealth Chorale presents Thompson’s Frostiana and Menotti’s The Unicorn,The Gorgon, and The Manticore

Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA
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Gian Carlo Menotti’s charming madrigal opera, The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore  is one of the composer’s most accomplished works. In it, he introduces us to three mystical beasts that represent three phases of life: young, middle, and old age. Under the guise of a fairy tale, he delivers a caustic critique of affection and materialism. With a small orchestra and an engaging range of musical textures, this piece is sure to delight. Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, commissioned for the…

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