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 Boston Ballet, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Symphony, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Symphony Pro Musica.
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.
In July 2010, NWC was featured with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra in the first-ever classical music concert performed at Fenway Park in Boston. In November 2010, NWC joined the Symphony NH Orchestra and Chorus (then known as the Nashua Symphony Orchestra & Chorus) and the Lexington Symphony in performances of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major (“Symphony of a Thousand”) that Geoffrey Wieting of The Boston Musical Intelligencer called “a tsunami of ecstasy.”
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.”