HISTORY 

The Concord Chorus was organized in the summer of 1945 after a selection from Brahms "Requiem" had been performed jointly by all Concord choirs at the invitation of Perry Daniels, Minister of the Unitarian Church. The performance engendered so much enthusiasm that Nancy Loring, who was the conductor on this occasion, and Katherine K. Davis and Mrs. D. Ripley Gage of Concord formed a committee which organized the first meeting of the Concord Chorus in the fall of 1945.  Nearly 125 townspeople, far more than expected, appeared to rehearse the Brahms "Requiem" in its entirety from the fifty scores which were rounded up for the first rehearsal.

Today, our 110+ members are drawn from Concord and surrounding towns. Our mission remains to present high-quality performances of works from diverse periods and to foster the musicianship of our members.  This love of music and community provides the core upon which the Chorus has built, and sustained, a vibrant experience for both singers and audiences.

With roots firmly in Concord, the Concord Chorus has also performed at Symphony Hall in Boston, Mechanics Hall in  Worcester, Sanders Theater in Cambridge, the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, Regis College, and many area churches. Our repertoire, in addition to many of the major choral works of the last three centuries, has included commissioned works by Dave Brubeck, Richard Cornell, Randall Thompson, Arlene Zallman and Michael Schachter.

REPERTOIRE

The Concord Chorus has a long and proud history of musical accomplishment.
Click here to view the repertoire all the way back to 1946.
Click here to view the repertoire by composer.

CONCERT PROGRAMS

1946 - 1950         1981 - 1990
1951 - 1960         1991 - 2000
1961 - 1970         2001 - 2010
1971 - 1980         2011 - present

Katherine K Davis                                                   
First chair of the chorus and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
composer of "Little Drummer Boy"

Katherine K Davis
First chair of the chorus and
composer of "Little Drummer Boy"



The Concord Chorus is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of
diverse choral groups in Boston and the surrounding area. http://www.bostonsings.org

The Concord Chorus is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in Boston and the surrounding area. http://www.bostonsings.org