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One of the most in-demand choruses in the greater Boston area, NWC has performed in top New England venues for nearly 20 years.

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We serve as a premier symphonic chorus in the metro Boston area. Check our calendar to see where we’ll perform next.

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New World Chorale is dedicated to sharing the beauty and majesty of symphonic choral music with orchestras and audiences in greater Boston and beyond.

Our exciting 2019-20 season includes:

  • Our second appearance with the Mercury Orchestra at the Hatch Shell
  • The opening concert of the twentieth season of our longtime musical partner, the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra 
  • Two Holiday Pops concerts with the Melrose Symphony Orchestra in our first collaboration
  • A performance of Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) at Faneuil Hall in our second appearance with the Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society

Check our calendar for dates and details!

The New World Chorale (NWC) is one of the most in-demand choruses for hire in the greater Boston area. NWC has performed major choral works with Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society, Boston BalletBoston Conservatory OrchestraBoston Landmarks OrchestraBoston Youth Symphony OrchestraClaflin Hill Symphony OrchestraLexington SymphonyLongwood Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Orchestra, New England Brass Band, New Philharmonia OrchestraPlymouth Philharmonic OrchestraRhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony New Hampshire, Symphony Pro Musica, and Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.

During its 2017-18 season, the New World Chorale experienced a new type of performance when it provided the chorus for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a touring multimedia production presenting over 30 years of music from The Legend of Zelda™ video game franchise by Nintendo®. The production was performed on October 21, 2017 at the Wang Theatre in Boston.

In October 2015, the New World Chorale provided the women’s chorus for the Boston Ballet’s production of Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. It was the first production of this ballet by a North American company since Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet made it a signature work in 1975.

Upcoming Events

Auditions for New Members
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The New World Chorale is holding auditions for new members in the alto, tenor, and bass sections.

Note: The soprano section currently is at full capacity, so we are not accepting new soprano members at this time.

Please prepare a short piece (no longer than 3 minutes) that showcases your voice. It can be a cappella or with piano accompaniment. You will also be asked to demonstrate range, sight-reading ability, and language and IPA facility.

To schedule an audition time slot, contact Amy DeRoche at

Please bring two copies of the piece you will be singing and a copy of your vocal CV that includes your contact information (email address, phone, mailing address). Come to the function hall on the lower level of the church to sign in.

Open Sing and 2019-20 Season Kickoff
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join NWC for an Open Sing and a kickoff to our exciting 2019-20 season. We will sing through Haydn’s Te Deum using a format similar to Summer Sings that happen in the area: a brief rehearsal to touch on a few tricky spots, then a run-through of the piece. In between rehearsing and the run-through, we will have a break for light refreshments and a brief presentation of the concert season.

The sing is open to all who are interested, not just NWC members. We’re suggesting that nonmembers make a $10 donation (and members can make a freewill donation if they are so moved) to help cover costs.

Please RSVP here so we’ll have an idea of how much food and drink to supply:

Note: Only a limited number of music scores will be available to borrow. If possible, please bring your own score if you have one, or print the public-domain PDF file that is attached to the signup page listed above.

Holst and Ravel with Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

The New World Chorale joins the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra in the opening concert of CHSO’s twentieth season! The program includes Gustav Holst’s celestial and profoundly powerful The Planets and Maurice Ravel’s exhilarating, colorful, and climatic Daphnis et Chloé — two powerhouse hits from CHSO’s first decade.

Holiday Pops with Melrose Symphony Orchestra
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

In our first collaboration, the New World Chorale joins the Melrose Symphony, conducted by Yoichi Udagawa, in “Holiday Pops: Celebrate the Season,” featuring favorites from movies including The Polar Express and Home Alone. Celebrate the holiday season with music you know and love!

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