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Fall 2020 Update

To our beloved Masterworks Chorale community,

Masterworks Chorale has just learned that Sanders Theatre will be closed at least through December 31, 2020.

Although this decision was not a surprise, we had held onto a thread of hope that we would be performing Beethoven’s Missa solemnis for our audience on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Sanders Theatre. This concert was to have been accompanied by an orchestra of unparalleled expertise, with professional soloists, and led by our incomparable music director Kevin Leong. This performance, sponsored by Patricia and the late Keivan Towfigh and dedicated to our longtime friend and accompanist Elissa Putukian, would have been our 80th anniversary concert. It is with deep sadness that the performers of this monumental masterpiece will not be rehearsing or presenting this glorious music throughout the fall.

We continue to be hopeful that our winter concert at Old South Church on February 28, 2021 and our spring concert at Sanders Theatre on May 15 can go forward as scheduled. The repertoire for those performances will be determined as we learn more details from our rehearsal and performance venues.

During this time that we are unable to rehearse and perform, Masterworks Chorale’s board is hard at work strengthening every facet of the organization. When we return to performing masterworks and offering our community Messiah Sings or Summer Sings, you can be sure that our usual high standards and professionalism will continue.

We miss each of you and look forward to your support when we are able to return.

Paula Eldridge & Rebecca Lightcap
Co-Presidents, Masterworks Chorale

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Email:  info@masterworkschorale.org
Phone:  (617) 858-6785

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Cambridge, MA 02238

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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.