The Cambridge Community Chorus has celebrated nearly 25 years of offering participation in musical performances to all those with a love of music and community. Led by Music Director Pamela Mindell, the Chorus is a nonprofit organization known for its broad repertoire, including the world and North American premieres of new choral works; for the quality of its performances; and for its diverse and varied membership. We are a welcoming organization; singers of all ages from the Cambridge area and beyond—regardless of their musical training or experience—can join our group without audition.
Major works performed by the Chorus in recent years include Brahms's German Requiem, Mozart's "Coronation" Mass, Bach's Cantata 61, Ariel Ramirez's Navidad Nuestra, Ralph Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem, Poulenc's Gloria, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Cherubini's Requiem in C minor, Brahms's Schicksalslied, Mendelssohn's Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, a revival of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the world premiere of Oscar-winning composer Luis Bacalov's Cantos Para Nuestros Tiempos: The Cambridge Psalms (commissioned by the Chorus), and Handel's Messiah. Recordings of select performances are available on the CCC performances page.
The Chorus also strives to engage and enrich the musical life of Cambridge throughout the year. On April 21, 2013, the Chorus was honored to be a part of the "One Community | One Voice" benefit concert to honor and support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. Other past community performances include the "Glimpse Beyond" celebration at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, the Boom Town Festival in East Cambridge, and the Joyful Noise gospel concert at Sanders Theatre. The Chorus also participates in the annual Holocaust Commemoration. In 2010, the Chorus started its own annual public Messiah sing when not performing the piece in concert, and has performed Messiah selections at local nursing facilities during the holiday season.
The Cambridge Community Chorus continues its tradition of collaboration with other musical organizations. In addition to its Spring Concert in May 2014, the Chorus performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Civic Symphony and a concert setting of Tosca with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. With these and like performances, the Chorus endeavors to contribute to the musical enjoyment of both its community and its members.
The mission of the Cambridge Community Chorus is to give people who love to sing an opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging choral works. Under the leadership of a professional music director, this non-audition chorus is dedicated to enriching our community through its performance of choral music, and to making participation and performances enjoyable and affordable to all.
For more information about our upcoming performances and to purchase tickets online, visit our Current Season page.