Coro Allegro, Boston’s acclaimed chorus for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, seek to affirm, strengthen, and enrich the lives of its members and the broader community through the presentation of outstanding performances of choral music.

Coro Allegro performances have been broadcast on WGBH’s “Classical Performances” and brought to national and international audiences through performances at four GALA Choruses Festivals and the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.

In 2008, Coro Allegro established the Daniel Pinkham Award in memory of the late Boston composer and conductor Daniel Pinkham. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to classical music and the LGBT community. Daniel Pinkham Award recipients include baritone Sanford Sylvan, Bishop Gene Robinson, flutist Fenwick Smith, composer Patricia Van Ness, and conductor Donald Teeters.

Coro Allegro is the recipient of the 2012 Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award, which recognizes a member chorus for programming significant recently composed music that expands the mission of the chorus and challenges the chorus’ audience in a new way.


In Paradisum

Release Date: October 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5890
21st Century
Vocal Music
IN PARADISUM is the second Navona release from Coro Allegro, Boston's chorus for members and friends of the LGBT community. This album features two works from acclaimed composer Patricia Van Ness: Requiem, a personal, intimate ritual of consolation reinforcing the presence of divine love; and The Voice of the Tenth Muse, a large, dramatic work based on the texts of Sappho.


Release Date: July 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5878
21st Century
Vocal Music
Large Ensemble
Navona Records is proud to present the debut commercial release from the critically acclaimed Coro Allegro, Boston's chorus for members and friends of the LGBT community. This album, AWAKENINGS, features two extraordinary works by composers from the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts: Shofar by Robert Stern, an intensely dramatic and deeply moving oratorio inspired by the four arresting calls of the shofar; and Why I Wake Early by Ronald Perera, with text drawn from the poetry of Mary Oliver.