Chorus pro Musica is known for innovative programming and superb performances of beloved classics and new works that inspire singers and listeners alike.
Chorus pro Musica was founded in 1949 by the late Alfred Nash Patterson, one of the most influential forces in choral music in New England, and quickly built a superb reputation for its professional-level musical standards and innovative programming. Over the years, these strengths have led to collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, New England Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Craig Smith and Emmanuel Music, and Boston Academy of Music, as well as various opera companies including Boston Concert Opera, the Opera Company of Boston, and Commonwealth Opera. In recent years, the chorus has sung at Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Chorus pro Musica consists of more than 80 highly talented musicians selected by audition. Repertoire consists of choral music from the Renaissance to the present, with emphasis on new and rarely performed choral music, as well as major works in collaboration with other music organizations.
Chorus pro Musica has twice received Grammy nominations for recordings made with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the RCA label. Chorus pro Musica's dedication to new and rarely performed choral music has resulted in numerous Boston premieres, several American premieres, and at least two world premieres; the Francis Poulenc;s Gloria and the Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.
The current Music Director of Chorus pro Musica is Jaamie Kirsch.