About the Chorale
The Tufts University Chorale is an ensemble of sixty to seventy voices specializing in the performance of major works for chorus and orchestra, as well as other repertoire suitable for large chorus. The membership of the Chorale consists of Tufts undergraduate and graduate students, as well as several staff and faculty members.
The Tufts Chorale performs both on campus and in the Boston metropolitan area over twelve times annually, often with the Tufts Symphony Orchestra. Their annual concert season features a diverse slate of programming that includes works with full orchestra, works with other area choruses, and special a cappella performances. Music selected for these concerts includes a wide range of choral compositions that come from the Renaissance to the present day.
In recent years the Tufts Chorale has performed the Brahms, Fauré, and Mozart Requiems, Handel's Messiah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Britten's St. Nicolas, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Brahms's Neue Liebeslieder, along with other major choral works of Bach, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Vaughan Williams. They have collaborated in the past five years with several other college choirs and orchestras including those from MIT, Brandeis, Wheaton College, Wellesley College, Harvard, and Eastern Nazarene College.