Photo: Devotion

Coro Allegro is proud to be Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, dedicated to the performance of significant choral works for the enjoyment of all.

With respect to the world at large, we seek to provide access to classical choral music to as broad an audience as possible, including people who might not otherwise attend such performances or who might not be familiar with such music. In addition, we hope by our existence, our performances and our music to build bridges, foster communication and promote understanding among otherwise disparate communities.

With respect to the world of music, we expect to enhance the choral tradition with our performance of a variety of music beyond the standard repertoire, including works by composers of diverse backgrounds and musical styles. We strive especially to include in our repertoire works by contemporary composers, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identity and expression, and racial and cultural backgrounds. To this end, we also expect to commission choral works.

With respect to the LGBTQ+ world, we intend, through our presence as a viable and vocal LGBTQ+ and allied arts organization, to counteract internalized and external homophobia and to serve as one model of a successful LGBTQ+ group. We also hope to exemplify the diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds of the LGBTQ+ communities. In addition, we intend to actively support organizations that value, serve, and affirm these communities.

With respect to the membership of Coro Allegro, we seek to provide an environment that is supportive of our individual diversities and that is affirming for us as members and friends of the LGBTQ+ communities. We intend to develop a membership that is diverse in terms of race, culture, and ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity and expression. 

We expect to foster continued musical growth and appreciation in our members as well as to provide opportunities for personal growth through service to the organization. Finally, we expect to participate together in creating a choral organization that is welcoming, challenging, affirming and and fun for all its members, singers and audience members alike.