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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 over 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 2022-2023 season includes performances with the Lexington Symphony, Claflin Hill Symphony, and Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble!

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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, Bay Colony Brass, Boston BalletBoston Conservatory OrchestraBoston Landmarks OrchestraBoston Youth Symphony OrchestraClaflin Hill Symphony OrchestraLexington SymphonyLongwood Symphony Orchestra, Melrose Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Orchestra, MIT Symphony Orchestra, New England Brass Band, New Philharmonia OrchestraPlymouth Philharmonic OrchestraRhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony New Hampshire, Symphony Pro Musica, and Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.

On November 19, 2022, the New World Chorale was the chorus in the world premiere of Black Athena~Power by Ray Angry. The premiere was performed by the Lexington Symphony under the direction of Jonathan McPhee.

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

Mozart Requiem with Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

All-Mozart program:

Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
Concerto for Clarinet
Ave Verum Corpus
Requiem in D minor

A nostalgic reprise of the first program of the very first full Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra season in October 2000!  An evening of pure joy as we relish the elegance, elan, eloquence, and supremely divinely inspired sounds of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The New World Chorale, under Founder Holly MacEwen Krafka, returns to join the CHSO in the Requiem – the work that started our 23-year partnership. CHSO Founder & Clarinetist Paul Surapine returns one more time to the greatest concerto ever written for the instrument and one of Mozart’s last and greatest offerings. The Sinfonia Concertante features the equally virtuosic and eloquent veteran wind principals of the CHSO.

Hindemith with Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm

New World Chorale joins the Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble, under Larry Isaacson, for a performance of Apparebit repentina dies by Paul Hindemith. This work, for mixed chorus and brass instruments, was written for the Symposium on Music Criticism at Harvard University in May 1947.

Mahler Symphony No. 3 with Lexington Symphony
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for Mahler’s colossal and powerful Third Symphony. As the composer himself wrote:

“Just imagine a work of such magnitude that it actually mirrors the whole world—one is, so to speak, only an instrument, played on by the universe…My symphony will be something the like of which the world has never yet heard!…In it the whole of nature finds a voice.”

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