Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Bringing Music to our Community for 63 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.

Join us for our upcoming concert:

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Concert 2 – Chorale
“Music She Wrote”: A Musical Journey: Women Composers Through Time

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manchester
Hildegard von Bingen: “O Virtus Sapientiae”
Maddalena Casulana Madrigal: “Morir non puó il mio cuore”
Caterina Assandra: “Ave Verum Corpus”
Isabella Leonarda: “Ave Regina Caelorum”
Maria Xaveria Perucona: “CessateTympana”
Marianna von Martines: “Dixit Dominus – Psalm 110” (first movement)
Fanny Mendelssohn: “Im Herbste, Op. 3, no. 3”
Clara Schumann: “Abendfeier in Venedig” from Three Mixed Choruses
Amy Beach: “Peace I Leave With You”
Florence Beatrice Price: “Praise the Lord”
Margaret Bonds: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
Gwyneth Walker: “Crossing the Bar”
Eva Ugalde Alvarez Begi Urdin, Arr. Poelinitz: “City Called Heaven”
“Yemaya,” Afro-Cuban chant, arr. by Diana V. Sáez
Elaine Hagenberg: “O Love”
Samih Choukeir: “Lao Rahal Soti” arr. Shireen Abu Khader
Rosephanye Powell: “Non Nobis, Domine”
Abbie Betinis: “Love is Love is Love is Love” (audience participation)

The Dukes of Bourbon Street at Charter Oak Park, Manchester

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

Q & A with Carolina Flores

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