Boston Conservatory Combined Choruses

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Studio 106
132 Ipswich Street (Richard Ortner Studio Building), Floor 1—Studio 106
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Boston Conservatory Combined Choruses present a concert celebrating legendary composers Margaret Bonds and Ned Rorem.

Margaret Bonds (1913–1972) was an accomplished pianist, composer, and educator who made history in 1933 when she became the first Black soloist to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She was an early piano teacher of Ned Rorem, who later went on to become an acclaimed composer. The two artists maintained a lifelong relationship that was, at times, complicated. 

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Bonds’s death, and Rorem’s 99th birthday. In celebration of these influential artists, Boston Conservatory Combined Choruses performs a program that prominently features their works, as well as additional works by other great contributors to the choral repertoire.

William Cutter, Choir Conductor 
Stephen Spinelli, Chorale Conductor

Program Information

Boston Conservatory thanks audience members for viewing this program information online. This paperless program saved 200 sheets of paper, 21 gallons of water, and 18 pounds of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions.