Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Bringing Music to our Community for 60 Years!

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is a nonprofit volunteer organization that brings quality orchestral and choral music to the community, provides performance opportunities for its members, and provides education and performance opportunities for young musicians in partnership with Manchester schools and other Connecticut schools and colleges.

Free online Master Classes

We are very excited to offer monthly Master Classes online this fall. The online classes will be held on Zoom and are FREE to you, our subscribers, family and friends. A special thanks to our chorale conductor, Dr. Carolina Flores for organizing the classes. Classes are scheduled for September, October, November and December.

Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, 8:00-9:00pm: Masterclass Series #1:
“Improving Vocal Technique and Maintaining Vocal Health: Advice for Choristers”
Dr. Matthew Hoch
Professor of Voice, Auburn University
Past President, New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)
Editor, NATS ‘So You Want to Sing’ Series
Governor, Alabama NATS
See the full schedule and join the class via Zoom

MSOC Plays On!

MSOC is ready to start performing in small ensembles in outdoor venues this summer and fall. So, bring a chair or blanket, and come enjoy the music again while remaining outside and following social distancing. All performances are FREE to the public, so invite your family and friends!

DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8:45 am
VENUE: Charter Oak Park, 56 Charter Oak Street, Manchester, CT
WHO: The MSO Dukes of Bourbon Street
EVENTS: Pavilion Dedication and Rotary in Motion

Music: 8:45-9:00 am
Pavilion Dedication: 9:00-9:30 am
Music: 9:30-10:00 am (during event registration)
Welcoming remarks: 10:00-10:30 am
Cyclists start off: 10:30 am

See videos from the MSOC, MCC and Alturas Duo concert on Nov. 23, 2019

Conversation with Luca Antonucci

See our Hartt School of Music and Hartt Community Division alumni

See the photo gallery from the June 5, 2017 rehearsal with students from Manchester High School and other local schools

See the photo gallery from the December 15, 2016 Travelers Chorale concert

See the photo gallery from the November 4, 2016 concert