The New World Chorale returns to live performance in the 2021-2022 season!
Our next performance is April 2, 2022, when we perform the Mozart Requiem
with the Lexington Symphony.
See our calendar for 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 Ballet, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Symphony, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Melrose Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Orchestra, MIT Symphony Orchestra, New England Brass Band, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhode 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.
Delius arr. Beecham | The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Saint-Saëns | Le rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31
Mozart (Sussmayr) | Requiem
—Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Soprano
—Emily Marvosh, Contralto
—Charles Blandy, Tenor
—David Kravitz, Baritone
The beautiful, bittersweet and haunting music of this program takes us from Delius’ masterpiece, The Walk to Paradise Garden, based loosely on Shakespeare’s tragedy of the star-crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet to Mozart’s final work, his Requiem Mass shrouded in the mystery of his early death. This Requiem, with its achingly beautiful, soaring melodies, features four wonderful soloists whose talents have kept them in demand throughout the US and Europe. Join us for an emotional journey through love and life.
You can’t have a great performance of Neumeier’s “Third Symphony” without a great performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony. Johnathan McPhee, leading the Boston Ballet Orchestra and the New World Chorale, delivered exactly that.
“Working with the NWC is a musical dream! Every note is sung with conviction, musical intent, and artistic refinement. Symphony Pro Musica congratulates NWC on 10 superb years and looks forward to many musical collaborations in the next decade.”
“The New World Chorale is the very finest choral ensemble I have ever had the honor to work with, and their director is one of my premiere partners in bringing great music to new audiences. New World Chorale: We love you, and THANKS for your voices!”
“The New World Chorale, and its Artistic Director, Holly Krafka, is truly one of Boston’s artistic gems. They sing with intelligence, authority, and — most important for me — passion.”