The Worcester Chorus

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2013 - 2014 Performance Schedule

 

HANDEL'S "MESSIAH" 

Saturday, December 7, 2013  Mechanics Hall - 8:00 PM

The annual Messiah holiday concert has become an integral part of the Music Worcester season.  Join the many audience members and their families who have been part of this annual holiday tradition, which has been going strong for over 113 years!  Enjoy the lovely setting of Mechanics Hall and experience a musical interlude that will refresh and inspire.

Tickets: $40 adults, $15 students, $5 youth - Buy Tickets

ROSSINI'S "PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE"

Friday, March 7, 2014  Mechanics Hall - 8:00 PM

An exciting performance that will offer the chance to hear The Worcester Chorus in this mass that sounds like an opera!  This is vintage Rossini... full of wonderful melodies, and featuring the newly restored Hook organ.

Tickets: Adult $40, Student $15, Youth $5 - Buy Tickets

CHORAL MASTERPIECES WITH BRASS & ORGAN

Friday, May 30, 2014  Cathedral of St. Paul - 8 PM

Music Worcester Season Finale - Let the Trumpets Sound!!
Music Worcester once again closes its season with a Worcester Chorus performance which will showcase the group's excellence - a fitting tribute to the choral ensemble that has been part of Music Worcester since its founding in 1858.  Artistic Director Chris Shepard will lead the chorus and renowned Ian Watson will be featured on the Cathedral of St. Paul organ.

Program:
Rutter                        Gloria
Pinkham                    Sinfonia Sacra
Hindemith                 Apparebit Repentina Dies
Gabrieli                     In Ecclesiis
Bach                          O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118
Vaughan Williams    All Hail the Power

Tickets: Adult $40, Student $15, Youth $5 - Buy Tickets

The Worcester Chorus, under the sponsorship of Music Worcester, Inc., has the unique distinction of being one of the most outstanding ongoing choral groups in the United States and was founded in 1858 to sing in the first annual Worcester Music Festival in the newly-built Mechanics Hall. The 120-member chorus includes singers from Worcester County, northern Connecticut, and the Boston area. Its repertoire includes, not only the western world's finest choral masterpieces, but also contemporary literature, arrangements of American folk songs, classics from the musical theater, and commissioned works. Each year the chorus performs with orchestras and soloists in Mechanics Hall as part of The Worcester Music Festival, including an annual performance of Handel's Messiah and a Spring Choral Concert. The Worcester Chorus has also made guest appearances throughout the Northeast and overseas.

The Worcester Chorus is a major community chorus that includes both amateur and professional singers. It endeavors to foster the choral arts and to enhance the cultural life of Worcester and the surrounding area through the highest level of musicianship and artistry, resulting in enriching and emotional experiences for audiences and singers alike. For over 100 years, the annual Messiah holiday concert has become a local tradition and an integral part of the Worcester Music Festival! 

Artistic Director Christopher Shepard has been with the chorus since 2009. 

Auditions

If you are interested in becoming a part of this great choral organization and would like to learn more about our group, please visit http://www.worcesterchorus/contact.php