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Boston: Classical Music, Chamber Music and Choruses

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Boston Classical Music: Chamber Music Ensembles and Choruses Around Boston

Boston is home to some of the finest choruses and chamber music ensemble in America. Each listing features information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, ensemble history and other points of interest.

Boston Boy Choir

The performing arts vehicle for the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School, located at Saint Paul Church in Cambridge, the Choir sings weekly for Catholic liturgies during the school year, as well as performing Christmas concerts and a spring concert in May…The Boston Boy Choir boasts an impressive resume, having performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Boston Pops Orchestra, ...more...

Boston Camerata

Camerata is further proof that Boston is a bastion for early music in America. It began as a product of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1954, becoming an independent nonprofit organization in 1974.

In addition to presenting historically informed performances in the European tradition of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque musics, both internationally and for its Boston Series, this group of seasoned vocalists, early instrument masters, and international collaborators helps …more…

Boston Chamber Music Society

Founded in 1982, the Boston Chamber Music Society is committed to consistently providing the Boston community with stellar performances of chamber music. With a core group of nine member musicians on strings, woodwinds, and piano, the organization invites guest artists to join them each season in various instrument configurations, performing repertory standouts from the Classical, Romantic, and 20th century periods.  Over the past few years, BMCS has exhibited a predilection …more…

Boston Early Music Festival (Boston, MA)

Boston Early Music Festival Information

Venues: First Church (Cambridge); New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (Boston); Emmanuel Church (Boston); St. Paul Church (Cambridge); Sanders Chamber at Harvard University (Cambridge); Houghton Chapel at Wellesley
Public Transportation: Excellent
Handicapped Access: Depends on venue
Programs/Performances: Roughly a dozen concerts per October-April season.

Boston Musica Viva

Richard Pittman formed Boston Musica Viva (BMV) in 1969, before “new music” compositions had made serious headway in the performance repertoires of classical music ensembles. As leading trailblazers in the presentation of new works (particularly in Boston), BMV has played over 590 pieces by 244 different composers—169 of them were world premieres. ...more...

Cantata Singers

With longtime music director David Hoose at the helm, the Cantata Singers & Ensemble have premiered several new choral and orchestral works that the group commissioned by American composers and it has spotlighted seldom sung works of old, all the while staying true to its commitment to the music of the cantata master himself, J.S. Bach. ...more...

Handel And Haydn Society

Begun in 1815 as a choral society, the Handel and Haydn Society has played an integral and vibrant role in the propagation of Baroque and Classical music in America since its inception, having performed the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah (1818), Haydn’s The Creation(1819), Verdi’s Requiem (1878), and Bach’s Mass in B Minor (1887).

The Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and Period Orchestra present ten programs each season, including its annual performance of Messiah, a tradition …more…

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Concerts

The longest-running museum music program in the nation, the Gardner Museum’s concert series is held in the museum’s intimate and atmospheric Tapestry Room gallery. The program features performances by the museum’s own Gardner Chamber Orchestra, world-renowned chamber music groups and soloists, and several of the most talented young musicians performing today, many of whom have won prestigious international competitions. ...more...