Join us for our exciting 2023-24 season!
This season includes performances of Debussy’s Nocturnes in our first collaboration with the Cape Ann Symphony as well as with the Melrose Symphony Orchestra and the Lexington Symphony, the Duruflé Requiem with the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, and the operas Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacciin concert with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. We’ll also join the Lexington Symphony in their annual Holiday Pops concerts. Check our calendar for all the 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.
The New World Chorale joins the Melrose Symphony for a breathtaking collection of French pieces for orchestra and a chorus of women’s voices including Debussy’s Nocturnes inspired by three paintings by artist James McNeill Whistler.
The women of New World Chorale reprise their ethereal melodies in the Debussy Nocturnes inspired by three James McNeill Whistler paintings. The Nocturnes are considered one of Debussy’s most accessible and popular works, admired for their beauty and for holding new possibilities and wonder upon repeated hearings.
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.”