Master Chorale

For almost 50 years, the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale has endeavored to create moving musical experiences that inspire our community through a rich tradition of great choral music and modern musical innovations.

The Master Chorale is an auditioned chorus of more than 100 volunteer singers. We would love to have you come sing with us! If you are interested in audition for the Master Chorale, please email to set up a rehearsal observation and audition (completed with Dr. Hutton after the conclusion of the rehearsal). 

The Chorale rehearses on Monday from 7pm-9pm September – May except for holidays.

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As a program under the Boise Phil umbrella, the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale strives to build this community by:

  • Performing concerts and musical programs of professional quality
  • Providing artistic development opportunities to its members and community
  • Bringing choral music to new audiences through outreach and education programs
  • Initiating creative programming and introducing audiences to music that is difficult to access

In addition to performing with the Phil, the Chorale has also collaborated with other area arts groups including the Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Ballet Idaho, Idaho Dance Theatre, Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus, Treasure Valley Concert Band, Boise State University Symphonic Orchestra, and other local choruses. The Master Chorale has performed numerous times for Boise Music Week and has invited area high school singers to participate as part of an educational outreach effort.

Their inaugural concert was a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, a tradition that continues to this day.

Led by Master Chorale Interim Music Director Richard Hutton

Richard Hutton, Music, Photo by Kenna Harbison