This organization shall be known as the Nashoba Valley Chorale. It is a nonprofit corporation whose aim is to promote the practice, performance, composition, and enjoyment of high-quality choral music.
Two Groton musicians, Michael Manugian and Ruth Treen Wise, founded the Nashoba Valley Chorale in 1976. The Chorale quickly became an important cultural resource in the area, drawing singers who come from towns in the heart of the Nashoba Valley as well as all over the metro-west area of Boston and southern New Hampshire. We are now based in Littleton, where we are part of a strong arts community which includes Indian Hill Music Center and the Cannon Theatre.
The Chorale currently has 100 members singing under the direction of Anne Watson Born. Although we are a non-audition chorus, we do set high performing standards. Our mission is to study, prepare, and present great choral music with musicality and attention to phrasing, articulation, and diction. Recent performances, with orchestra, include: Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem.
In addition to our regular subscription series, the Nashoba Valley Chorale has also collaborated with other New England ensembles, including the Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra (Dvorak Te Deum), the Indian Hill Orchestra (Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms); the Boston Korean Chorus (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony); and Harvard pro Musica (Orff’s Carmina Burana).
Other Nashoba Valley Chorale highlights:
Previous Special Events and Performances: