Our exciting 2022-2023 season includes performances with the Lexington Symphony, Claflin Hill Symphony, and Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble!
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, Bay Colony Brass, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”