Shofar: In Memoriam cancelled.

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Shofar: In Memoriam Cancelled

March 6, 2020 (Boston, MA) — It is with the deepest regret, that Coro Allegro learned this evening that Harvard University had cancelled all events in Sanders Theatre effective immediately through April 30, due to public health concerns. As a result we have no choice but to cancel our concert Shofar: In Memoriam, which was to take place on Sunday, March 8, at 3pm in Sanders Theatre.  

Read the full statement at the Coro blog .

Shofar: In Memoriam

Sunday, March 8, 2020 3pm
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

Read the Concert Preview in
 "Shofar is a powerful metaphor embedded in choral music" 


New England Classical Singers

Teresa Wakim, soprano • Jonas Budris, tenor 
Aaron Engebreth, baritone • David Kravitz, baritone 

Ron Williams, Baritone


In memory of Robert Stern, Sanford Sylvan, and Donald Wilkinson

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In Memoriam

"A little over a year ago, the Boston area musical community lost three extraordinary musicians in rapid succession: composer Robert Stern, baritone Sanford Sylvan, and baritone Donald Wilkinson. For Coro Allegro, it lost three close members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community and frequent collaborators who, through multiple performances, recordings and commissions, became inextricably woven into the fabric of what has become Coro Allegro."  — From a program note by Artistic Director David Hodgkins for Coro's upcoming concert in honor of Robert Stern, Sanford Sylvan, and Donald Wilkinson. Read more at the Coro Blog. 

"Shofar" Painting Auction


Coro Allegro is auctioning "Shofar," a painting by artist Susan Pepper Aisenberg, a generous gift from Catherine Madsen, librettist of Robert Stern's oratorio Shofar.  Proceeds will support our upcoming concert Shofar: In Memoriam, in honor of Robert Stern, Sanford Sylvan, and Donald Wilkinson. Read the story of this wonderful painting at the Coro Blog.  

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"Shofar," Acrylic
Susan Pepper Aisenberg

Shofar:  A Call to Come Together

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Monday, February 24, 2020, 7-8:30pm
Hunneman Hall, The Public Library of Brookline

Joshua Jacobson
of the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Carol Marton
of Koleinu
Derek David
of A Besere Velt
David Hodgkins
of Coro Allegro & New England Classical Singers
Catherine Madsen
author and the librettist of Shofar

In a time of broken covenants, division, and a resurgence of anti-semitism, we invited all to come together for a free panel discussion with the directors of Boston's three Jewish choruses, in celebration of Jewish choral music and Robert Stern’s oratorio ShofarLearn more.

Coro reflects on Holocaust Remembrance Day


The chorus reflects on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Robert Stern's Shofar, the broken covenants and resurgent anti Semitism of our own time, and the urgency of raising our voices. Read more at the Coro Blog.

Letters to our Children:
Voices across Generations for LGBTQ+ Youth

Sunday, May 17, 2020 3pm
 Sanders Theatre, Cambridge



Here I Am: I Am Here [World Premiere]
When Music Sounds
Dark Night of the Soul
Luminous Night of the Soul

13th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award:
Sam Brinton of the Trevor Project

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"A gem.... hope, freedom, justice and joy—all evident in the sound and faces of the soloists and choristers" 
Boston Musical Intelligencer, "Deep and Profound along the Charles"

EBT Card to Culture Program

EBT cardholders are eligible for $5 tickets, up to 4 tickets per card per concert. Please enter the discount code “COROEBT” in your shopping cart, then enter the first six digits of the EBT Card number in the “Comments” section at checkout. Or order by phone: 617-236-4011 or buy discounted tickets at the door the day of the concert. This discount program is offered in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services' Department of Transitional Assistance. Learn more at

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!

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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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