About the Arlington-Belmont Chorale
The Arlington-Belmont Chorale (ABC) is an approximately eighty-voice chorus which is open to all singers without auditions. Our repertoire includes well-known and little-known masterpieces of choral literature. Recent years have seen performances of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Schumann, Fauré and Cherubini, and newly commissioned works by John Bavicchi, Christos Koulendros, and Barry Singer.
Historically speaking, in 1973 the Chorale of the Philharmonic Society of Arlington and the Belmont Chorus merged under the baton of the music director of both groups and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, John Bavicchi, the PSA's recently retired Music Director Emeritus. Our present conductor, Barry Singer, who succeeded Maestro Bavicchi in 2004, is also the conductor of the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus. Michael Becker is the Chorale's Accompanist.
Chorale rehearsals are held every Monday evening at 7:45 PM, at the Park Avenue Congregational Church (PACC) in Arlington Heights, beginning the first Monday after Labor Day and continuing into June. (The link to PACC is here because they provide directions on how to get there.) Check out Our Concert Schedule for the Chorale's concert season and programming. For more information, contact the chair of the chorale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chorale is a member of The Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in Boston and the surrounding areas.