Our 2022-2023 Season

Celebrating 80 years in the Triangle!

Individual tickets for Joy of the Season and Verdi Requiem are being sold through Ticketmaster.

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Eternal Light

October 21st at 7:30pm
Hayes Barton Baptist Church

British composer Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light is a vibrant contemporary work, scored for chorus, soloists, organ, piano, and harp. Goodall explores themes of peace, comfort, and everlasting light. This program will also include collaborative performances with the Chorale’s Youth Choir in works by Ralph Vaughan Williams (on the occasion of his 250th birthday), Ola Gjeilo, and Elaine Hagenberg. (Eternal Light Program)

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Joy of the Season

December 13th at 7:30pm
Meymandi Concert Hall

A beloved Raleigh holiday tradition! The Chorale’s 170-voice Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir, and Youth Choir accompanied by brass ensemble, percussion, piano, and organ return to Meymandi Concert Hall to sing the festive music of the season. You’ll hear familiar carols and enjoy new and contemporary settings destined to become holiday favorites. You’ve seen us on UNC-TV, now come experience the Joy of the Season live with the North Carolina Master Chorale. (Joy of the Season Program)

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Romance in the Air

February 11th at 2pm and 4:30pm
Transfer Co. Food Hall

An 80th Anniversary Special: Music of the 80s. Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with a 16-voice chamber choir, piano, bass, and drums as we sing the classic hits from bands like Journey, Queen, Survivor, REO Speedwagon, Huey Lewis & the News, The Police, Hall & Oates, and Chicago. (Romance in the Air Program)

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Barons of Broadway

April 1st at 4pm, Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
April 5th at 7:30pm, Cary Arts Center [Information] 

Join the Chorale and chamber orchestra for some of the most beloved music from the American Musical Theater. You’ll hear songs from shows like Camelot, My Fair Lady, and Brigadoon from the duo Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Also, enjoy the toe-tapping tunes from How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Guys and Dolls by Broadway legend Frank Loesser, plus featuring a medley by the beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Barons of Broadway Program)

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Verdi Requiem

April 18th at 7:30pm
Meymandi Concert Hall

Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Requiem Mass set for four soloists, double chorus and large orchestra soars with operatic grandeur. For the first time in 15 years, the Master Chorale returns to this stunning masterpiece. From the opening breathless murmuring prayers of the chorus to the antiphonal brass and thundering blows of the bass drum you will be spellbound. (Verdi Requiem Program)

(Program notes)

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Four Seasons

Composers dating from Vivaldi to Barry Manilow have drawn inspiration from nature and, in particular, the change of seasons. Music Director Al Sturgis has assembled a wonderfully eclectic program of season-themed choral gems from old composers of note such as Haydn, Grieg, Elgar, and Debussy to some of the most notable composers of today like Jake Runestad, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Chen Yi, Morton Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre. Composers from the worlds of gospel, pop, tango, and musical theatre will be featured as well. (Four Seasons Program) 

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The full Season Package sells for $180, which is 20% off of full retail price! It includes a ticket to all six concerts: Eternal Light, Joy of the Season, one showing of Romance in the Air, one showing of Barons of Broadway, Verdi Requiem, and Four Seasons. To purchase a Season Package, click the title above.

The Symphonic Package includes tickets to four concerts for $140, which is a 15% discount. The four concerts are Eternal Light, Joy of the Season, Barons of Broadway, and Verdi Requiem. To purchase a Symphonic Package, click the title above.

The Pops Package, retailing at $90 for a 15% discount, includes tickets to three concerts. These concerts are Joy of the Season, one showing of Romance in the Air, and one showing of Barons of Broadway. To purchase a Pops Package, click the title above.