Winter 2022 Update

To our beloved Masterworks Chorale community,

Greetings and welcome to our 2021-2022 season! The Chorale has been strongly impacted this season by the COVID-19 pandemic. We had to cancel our November 2021 and March 2022 concerts. Also, our annual Messiah Sing last December was once again reimagined on Zoom. I am pleased to report we were able to re-start rehearsals last fall. However, with the recent omicron surge, we are now back to Zoom rehearsals through February 2022.

We now plan to return to in-person rehearsals starting March 2022, and plan to hold our spring concert on May 15, 2022 at Old South Church performing Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and works by William Grant Still. This concert will be dedicated in memory of those that have passed due to COVID infection.

We look forward to seeing you face to face as soon as we can so that we may nurture our souls in the splendor of live choral music!

Best regards,

Jack Ward, President of Masterworks Chorale

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Music Director

Kevin Leong

KEVIN LEONG was named Music Director and Conductor of the Masterworks Chorale in 2017. He is also Music Director of both the Jameson Singers and the Concord Chorus and previously served as Associate Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Choruses at Harvard University, where he directed the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus and, with Jameson Marvin, co-conducted the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.

Dr. Leong’s teaching interests include presenting a wide repertoire to singers and audiences alike. His ensembles have performed in many venues around the country and abroad, and he has worked as a choral clinician with high school choruses from the United States and Canada. Dr. Leong has taught courses in choral conducting and choral literature at Harvard University and Boston University and has won several teaching awards.

Dr. Leong earned a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University, where he studied with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Jeremy Yudkin, and Craig Smith. His dissertation on the hymn settings of Ludwig Senfl won the Julius Herford Prize of the American Choral Directors Association, awarded for the outstanding doctoral thesis in choral music. Dr. Leong is also the Research Assistant for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works, an editorial and publishing project of the Packard Humanities Institute. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, where he directed the Princeton Katzenjammers.