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 chorale music and modern musical innovations
The Master Chorale is an auditioned chorus of more than 100 volunteer singers. Their inaugural concert was a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, a tradition that continues to this day.
As a partner of the Boise Phil, 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.
The Master Chorale is led by Dr. James Jirak, who has acted as Artistic Director and conductor of the BPMC since 1996.
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Interested in auditioning? Visit our Auditions page.