Fragile Freedoms

Friday, May 10 • 7:30 pm
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Caron Daley, Guest Conductor


La Dolce Vita

Saturday, October 28 • 2 pm
St. Leonard's Church, North End, Boston
Robert Duff, Guest Conductor


A Boston Christmas: Bright Star

Friday Dec. 15 • 7:30 pm & Saturday Dec. 16 • 4 pm
Old South Church, Boston
Stephen Spinelli, Guest Conductor


The Outer Edge of Youth

Saturday, March 2 • 4 pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston
Emily Isaacson, Guest Conductor


Our 2023–2o24 Season

Join us for our most thrilling season yet, as each of our four Music Director finalists curate and conduct a Back Bay Chorale performance. "We couldn't be more thrilled to present these four candidates to the Chorale and to our Boston audiences," says Jim Farmer, Board member and Chair of the Music Director Search Committee. "In addition to impressive credentials and exceptional levels of musicianship, each of the candidates brings unique qualities to the podium.  This season will certainly feature four memorable performances."

Meet Our Music Director Finalists

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What people are saying about Back Bay Chorale:

“...powerfully, courageously, accurately, and conveying deep engagements...”

Read Lee Eiseman's review of Back Bay Chorale's May 12, 2023 performance of Georg Friedrich Handel's Israel in Egypt in  Boston Classical Review:
Back Bay Chorale Strikes Fire with Exodus >

“ enveloping warmth and splendor...earthshaking power...”

Read Aaron Keebaugh's review of Back Bay Chorale's May 6, 2022 performance ofJohannes Brahms's  Ein deutsches Requiem  in Boston Classical Review:
Back Bay Chorale closes season with a warm, consolatory Brahms Requiem >

That our Bridges ESOL Chorus participants say:

“where you don’t have to fear making a mistake...”

Listen to WBZ NewsRadio 1030's interview with Back Bay Chorale Associate Conductor and Director of Community Engagement Katherine Chan, about our ESOL Chorus.
Boston Chorus Aims To Help Non-English Speakers Hone The Language >

Back Bay Chorale shares the power of voice, advancing the spirit of community.

Founded in 1973, the Back Bay Chorale is a 120-member auditioned chorus. For nearly 50 years, we have drawn talented singers from the greater Boston area to perform a repertoire that ranges from the Renaissance to the contemporary.

In addition to our annual concert series, the Chorale also shares music throughout the Boston community through our Bridges program. 

Musician, minister, and social activist Larry Hill founded the Back Bay Chorale  at Boston’s Church of the Covenant to create a musical ministry that would bring meaning to both singers and their audience.

In the years since Hill’s death in 1989, the Chorale has continued to grow in stature and is now regarded as one of Boston’s premier nonprofessional choruses.