Nashua Symphony Chorus celebrates 45 years with Mahler 8

Posted on: November 23, 2010

An article Monday (11/22) on the New Hampshire Magazine website states, “2010 marks the 45th year of making music for the Nashua Symphony Chorus, and the ensemble—directed by Diane Cushing—is celebrating with magnificent masterworks by Mahler this fall and Vivaldi in the spring. The Nashua Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1923 to give local music lovers a chance to hear live performances of the symphonic repertoire. The NSO was joined by the Nashua Symphony Chorus in 1965 (at that time, the volunteer singers called themselves the Nashua Choral Society). Over the years, the chorus has premiered works commissioned specifically for them; toured both Europe and New Hampshire; performed for audiences ranging from intimate gatherings to well over a thousand people; and sung music from periods ranging from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. … The NSA’s Music Director and Principal Conductor, Jonathan McPhee, notes that the presence of the chorus represents a unique opportunity for the community. … The Symphony Chorus has taken on a challenge this fall, as they prepare to perform Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ on November 21. ‘They’re certainly ready for this,’ asserts the NSA’s Executive Director, Eric Valliere.”

Posted November 23, 2010