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Music @ St. Albans Presents the Charlotte Master Chorale

by | May 16, 2023

On Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m., Music at St. Alban’s presents the Charlotte Master Chorale.

In 1951, a group of Charlotte singers, under the direction of Earl F. Berg, founded the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. The founding members envisioned a group that would perform great choral masterpieces, especially large-scale choral-orchestral works. The first concert, held at Myers Park United Methodist Church, was a production of Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus. The performance included 68 singers and was sponsored by the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

At the conclusion of the 1992–1993 Season, the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra merged in order to produce larger-scale choral works as one organization. In 2015, the name of the chorus changed to the Charlotte Symphony Chorus. Then in 2018, we became an independent, nonprofit performing arts organization and changed our name to the Charlotte Master Chorale. We remain the resident chorus of the Charlotte Symphony.

The Chamber Singers is a smaller ensemble of voices from the Charlotte Master Chorale Main Chorus selected through a competitive audition process. The ensemble has performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, among other engagements.

Please join us for our young artists pre-concert, beginning at 2:20 p.m. This month features flute students of Shirley Gilpin, along with M@SA student board member Isaac Barsoum.

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