Masterworks Chorale is excited to present its 80th season in 2019-2020. The Chorale was founded in 1940 as the Lexington Choral Society. Allen Lannom became its conductor in 1952 and led the group for 53 years. In 1969 the group changed its name to Masterworks Chorale to better reflect the geographic diversity of its membership and its contribution to the cultural life of greater Boston. Today the Chorale is fortunate to be led by Kevin Leong, who began his tenure with the 2017-2018 season. Below is a small selection of photographs and images from the Chorale’s present and storied past.  

Longtime accompanist Elissa Putukian speaking with donors Keivan and Patricia Towfigh at May 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner.
Donor Robert Gartside speaking with composer Tom Vignieri and Amy Karidoyanes at May 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner.
Composer Tom Vignieri speaking with alumni members Marjorie and John Nickles at May 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner.
Conductor Steven Karidoyanes during a dress rehearsal. Steven conducted the Chorale from 2006 to 2016.



Sponsor mailing party, 1964.
Allen Lannom, Chorale conductor from 1952 to 2005.
Verdi Requiem performance, Boston’s Symphony Hall, March 1969.
Sectional 1958.
Scene from a 1979 performance.
Program book cover for Lexington Choral Society 1948 concert featuring a work by Lukas Foss.
Basses during the Brahms Requiem concert with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Oct 2, 2013, Duxbury.
The womens vocal section of the Masterworks Chorale sings during the Plymouth Philharmonic concert Saturday, Oct 2, 2013 at the Duxbury PAC.
Sopranos during Brahms Requiem concert with Plymouth Philharmonic, Saturday, Oct 2, 2013 in Duxbury.