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Our 2022-2023 Season

Celebrating 80 years in the Triangle!

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Eternal Light

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE - Oct. 21st at 7:30pm

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 150th birthday), Ola Gjeilo, and Elaine Hagenberg. (Eternal Light Program, approx. run time: 75 minutes)

Joy of the Season

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE - Dec. 13th at 7:30pm

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

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE - February 11th at 2pm and 4:30pm

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

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE - April 1st at 4pm, Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, and April 5th at 7:30pm, Cary Arts Center

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

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCEApril 18th at 7:30pm

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

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE - May 12th at 7:30pm

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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Season Package

Symphonic Package

Pops Package


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. 


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. 


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.

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