What the press is saying...
"Throughout the afternoon, Coro Allegro’s tireless and accurate sound broke forth with a distinctive character. One rarely hears straight singing paired with emotional investment like this! Shapeliness, well-considered dynamics, and youthful sound prevailed and abided with them, and in the a cappella portions, pitch never wavered. Thus sang surely one of Boston’s fine volunteer choruses. . . . the music spoke to the heart." – Lee Eiseman, Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2018
Coro Allegro's [concert]...juxtapos[es] the ongoing struggle for LGBTI rights worldwide with the struggles against racism in America. That all must stand against injustice...was the overriding message. The performers' devotion to it...[and] the music was unmistakable. — Teri Kowiak, Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2016
"After my first time hearing Coro Allegro, I could literally kick myself — this was one of the most exciting, vibrant, and polished concerts I have heard recently. Everyone brought his A-game, and it showed." — Cashman Kerr Prince, Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2013
"These are deeply affecting pieces and meaningful additions to the choral repertoire. … The Boston‑based Coro Allegro, led by David Hodgkins, performs each score with fine balance and interplay." — Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone, 2012
"Coro Allegro successfully delivered the joy, grief, and nostalgia inherent in each of these complex works. … Hodgkins’ connection with the vocalists is apparent, the power he draws from … them and the music is a pleasure to hear." — Melanie O'Neill, Arts Fuse, 2012
"The performance was excellent. Under conductor David Hodgkins, the combined choruses realized the score's demands with confidence and stamina." — Matthew Guerrieri, Boston Globe, 2011
What the audience is saying...
"What an incredibly powerful and moving experience. I loved your concert and will continue to think about it for a long time. Congratulations!" – Sharon
"Yesterday we expanded our horizons. We attended a choral music concert at Sanders Theater of Boston's LGBTQ+ and Allied Classical Chorus, Coro Allegro . . . One of their singers had promised that Syrian American composer Kareem Roustom's movements, based on street chants of the Arab Spring plus Arab and Arab-American poetry of resistance and exodus, "were fire." She was right. It was so moving and so gorgeous and the poetry set to voice and orchestration was super cool." – Bethany
"Huge thanks and congratulations to Coro Allegro for a beautiful concert today! #chorus #classicalmusic #inspiring #lent #justice #gratitude #joy." – An instagram user
"This was my first Coro Allegro concert and I was astounded by the quality of the performance. … [E]verything was tight and clear. … A first-rate performance: Go see them!" - Ruth
"The collaborative efforts of composer, director, singers and musicians were such a joy to witness. This choral group is a gift to the city of Boston." - Ralph
"I have literally been moved to tears on several occasions. … If you haven't seen them yet - GO!” - Sean
"Never have I heard a choir sing so completely as one. Breathing together, feeling together and blending so beautifully as to make it seem as though the group possesses one beautiful voice." - Laurel
"I have seen several of their performances now, and they never cease to amaze me with their consistent level of excellence and wonderful choice of material." - Bonnie