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December 16, 8pm • December 17, 4pm

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 Thank you, Scott Allen Jarrett, for 18 years of musical partnership!

After 18 years of artistic leadership the Back Bay Chorale is sad to have to say goodbye to Scott

Allen Jarrett. Last week the Board of Directors accepted Jarrett’s decision not to return as Artistic

Director of the Back Bay Chorale for the 2022-23 season.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, singers, and staff, I thank Scott Allen Jarrett for his service

and leadership. The Back Bay Chorale has seen great transformation since his appointment as

Music Director in 2004,” said Michael Baum, President of the Board. “We salute Scott’s many

contributions to our Chorale community over his long tenure as Artistic Director. The Board of

Directors extends him the Chorale’s best wishes in the next stage of his career, while offering

our deepest gratitude for many years of inspired artistic collaboration. We wish him all the best

in his future endeavors”.

“I could not be prouder of my tenure with the Chorale marked by the significant musical and

organizational milestones achieved together,” said Jarrett. “Most importantly, I cherish the

relationships and friendships forged by our music and work together over the past 18 years. It

has been a privilege to work with this amazing group of people.”

The Board of Directors is currently interviewing guest conductors to lead the BBC during the

2022-23 season. The search for a permanent Music Director will begin in the fall of 2022.

" enveloping warmth and splendor...earthshaking power..."

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

"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 ESL 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.