Master Singers of Worcester, Malcolm Halliday, Artistic Director
Master Singers To Go, Matthew Johnsen, Director
Founded in 1976, The Master Singers of Worcester, Inc. (MSW) has distinguished itself through consistent, high quality presentations of a wide range of great choral music spanning several centuries. The chorus repertoire includes not only more familiar masterworks, but also lesser known sacred and secular choral works as well as many first performances and area premieres of works by contemporary composers. In continuous operation as a self-supporting, non-profit, volunteer community chorus for men and women from young adult to senior, it performs three or four concerts annually in addition to community outreach events. The chorus numbers approximately 50 members drawn from Worcester and surrounding communities. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury. Artistic Director and well-known concert pianist Malcolm Halliday has led the organization since the fall of 1998. Musical internships are available to qualified high school and college students.
The Master Singers To Go is a 16-member choral ensemble composed of MSW members. Master Singers To Go provides outreach for the larger organization, bringing music to many audiences in the area and the region. Directed by MSW member Matthew Johnsen, it has performed for various public events and private functions in the Worcester area since 2003 in addition to touring and recording.