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Sunday, November 10, 2019 3pm
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?
Armistice 1918 (Everyone Sang)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 3pm
New England Classical Singers
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Five Mystical Songs
Nänie, Opus 82
In memory of Robert Stern, Sanford Sylvan, and Don Wilkinson
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3pm
A world premiere featuring letters by Mimi Lemay, advocate for transgender children, to their son Jacob, and Sam Brinton, advocate for LGBTQ+ youth and banning conversion therapy, to their younger self
When Music Sounds
Review: "Deep and Profound along the Charles"
"The evening importantly featured not only [the Boston Landmarks Orchestra}, but also the] One City Choir under the talented David F. Coleman ....and Coro Allegro ― Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus ― with its artistic director, David Hodgkins"
A gem, [featuring Coro Allegro and conducted by David Hodgkins was] the final movement of Fred Onovwerosuoke’s (2016) A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People―We NEED to TALK—featuring soloists Tai Oney, countertenor and Jonas Budris, tenor, plus chorus and orchestra. This setting of the late Michael Castro’s poem, which closed the first half, combines hope, freedom, justice and joy—all evident in the sound and faces of the soloists and choristers."
Review: "America/We Need to Talk"
"As with Still’s choruses, Onovwerosuoke’s two soloists of separate ethnicities look past their superficial differences, turning toward each other while singing, to suggest their willingness to begin vital dialogue. Indeed, the poem’s thrice-repeated line [We Need to Talk] is the title of the entire piece. While it seems infuriating to have to reiterate these assertions in 2019, we can be thankful that all the accomplished artists in this concert are plainly committed to doing so for as long as necessary. Though Coro Allegro, Heritage Chorale of New Haven, and their directors will likely occupy a political niche for years to come, their high musical standards ensure that general audiences will flock to hear them at least as often for artistic reasons. Long may they prosper!" —Geoffrey, Wieting, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Coro Allegro is proud to join the
EBT Card to Culture Program
Coro Allegro is proud to be a member of the EBT Card to Culture Program. EBT cardholders are eligible for $5 tickets to any concert in the 2018-2019 season! This discount applies for up to 4 tickets per card, per concert. For online sales, please enter the discount code “COROEBT” in your shopping cart, then please provide the first six digits of the EBT Card number in the “Comments” section at checkout. You may also place your order by phone by calling 617-236-4011. Discounted tickets will also be available at the door the day of the concert. Coro Allegro does not process EBT, so payment must be provided at time of sale. This discount program is being offered in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services' Department of Transitional Assistance. Learn more at www.mass.gov/ebt-card-to-culture.
Look for Coro's upcoming album
In the spring of 2018, Coro Allegro and Artistic Director David Hodgkins were proud to record We Are Here at Futura Productions. The album features Kareem Roustom's Rage Against the tyrant(s) and Eric Banks' Aluta continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule, two works by American composers bearing witness to international human rights. Keep an eye out for the full album in 2019!
Coro Allegro is Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus. Under the baton of Artistic Director David Hodgkins, Coro Allegro is known for award-winning programming, powerful commissions, and critically acclaimed performances and recordings of works by diverse classical and contemporary composers. We are proud to offer a welcoming, affirming and supportive environment for performers and audiences alike.
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Coro Allegro is seeking new singers for its 2019-2020 season. Auditions will be held on September 5 and 7, or by appointment for all voice parts! Learn more about the process and schedule an audition today!
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