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Directed by Chris Shepard, The Worcester Chorus is one of America’s oldest and longest-running choral ensembles.
Initially delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, their long-awaited performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor will take place on stage at historic Mechanics Hall in the 2023-2024 Season.
The chorus will be joined on stage by the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music and vocal soloists (to be announced).
In any event, there was, as always, in Music Worcester’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah, a soul healing, community-building moment, for all listeners. The stupendous sounds of that music in the soft blue-white silk of Mechanics Hall, amid dark almost indistinguishable portraits on high, is surely tonic to overcome the despicable antics of our national politics.