About

Boston Choral Ensemble is an auditioned chamber choir of approximately 40 mixed voices that seeks to enrich the choral art through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and creative collaboration. For the past fifteen years, BCE has been dedicated to performing a wide range of repertoire with stylistic integrity, promoting new music, and educating its audience and singers. Boston Choral Ensemble’s mission is to preserve and promote engaging music, both time-honored and new. We envision a world with a richer and more diverse choral scene.

Boston Choral Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Click here to learn more about BCE, including our history and leadership.

Artistic Director

Andrew Shenton is a scholar, prize-winning author, performer and educator. Born in England, he first studied at The Royal College of Music in London, and holds bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees from London University, Yale and Harvard respectively. Andrew began his tenure with BCE as its third artistic director in 2011.

Our Core Values

Preserving new and rarely-performed music through professional recordings.

Promoting composers and commissioning new works.

Performing choral music in a creative and enlightening manner.

Educating our community with insightful program notes, musical demonstrations, and concert talks.

Engaging all members of our community by providing pay-what-you-can concerts.

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Sing with BCE

Learn more about our audition process, practice sample sight-reading exercises, and take a peek at the upcoming season. Open rehearsal gives auditionees an opportunity to meet the ensemble and our director and introduce you to season's repertoire.

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Attend a Concert

Our audience members are hugely important to what we do. You can show your support for BCE by marking upcoming performances on your calendar, reserving a ticket, calling a friend to come with you, and coming to our concerts to listen and learn!

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Donate

You can help us continue to present high-quality, accessible performances for Boston audiences by donating to BCE.  Boston Choral Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

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