Coro Allegro is proud to be Boston’s award-winning LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus. Coro Allegro is dedicated to providing access to choral music to broad audiences, to performing and commissioning works by composers from under represented groups (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women and gender minorities), and to serving as a model LGBTQ+ organization through artistic excellence and visibility. Through our performances, collaborations, and community partnerships, Coro Allegro strengthens community, builds bridges between disparate communities, and enriches lives in the Greater Boston area and beyond.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hodgkins, Coro Allegro is known for critically acclaimed programming, performances, and recordings of works by diverse classical and contemporary composers. Coro Allegro was awarded the 2021 Choral Arts New England Board Grant for exemplifying a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our Amplifying Black Voices series. In 2019, Coro Allegro was named a winner of the prestigious Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming for a season of premieres and commissions by diverse American composers. Previous Coro Allegro won the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award in 2012 for its world premiere performance of Kareem Roustom’s The Son of Man. Since our founding in 1991, Coro Allegro has performed 28 world premieres, including 18 commissions, by an inclusive range of composers, and earned praise from Gramophone magazine for recordings that introduced “deeply affecting pieces and meaningful additions to the choral repertoire.”
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