2020–2021 Season Preview

In the world of performing arts, most organizations plan their seasons with an artistic idea in mind. Every now and then, world events help to shape the artistic output in a response to society's needs. The year 2020 is unlike any year in recent history,  and the Charlotte Master Chorale is responding to the societal needs of our community.

Through innovative planning and engaging repertoire, the 2020-2021 season, "Stand Together", promises to promote healing and rebuild bridges that have been torn down by divisiveness and isolation. We look forward to raising awareness of marginalized people in a concert featuring the Pulitzer Prize®-winning the little match girl passion, as well as several concerts that will focus on unifying our community, "Stand Together" and "Unity: an Intergenerational Experience."

Additionally, we will perform masterworks such as Carl Orff's Carmina Burana  with the North Carolina Masterworks Orchestra and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Charlotte Symphony. Lastly, we are excited to offer a new tradition during the holiday season, "Christmas with the Charlotte Master Chorale."

The Charlotte Master Chorale will continue to partner with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as its Resident Chorus in performances of:

The Polar Express  November 27–28
Handel's Messiah  December 4–6
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony  May 14–16

We'll also be "Singin' the Brews" at local breweries on December 18–19. We hope that you will join us in our 2020-2021 season!

PLEASE NOTE:  It is the intent of the Charlotte Master Chorale to perform the full slate of concerts as presented below; however, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all performances are subject to a change in date or cancellation.

We stand against racism.

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Amhaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others have shed light on the unequal treatment of persons of color in our country. The Charlotte Master Chorale stands with all those who have experienced bias, bigotry, prejudice, or any other injustice due to their racial background. We are committed to standing together for the rights and equality of all people and invite the Charlotte community to join us in bringing positive change in our society.

our values

We embrace the power of choral music to illuminate, uplift, unify, and inspire.


We pursue the highest artistic standards in repertoire and performance.


We commit to creating and enhancing educational opportunities for singers and audiences.


We reflect the diverse faces of our regional community in our membership and audience, and expand access to and appreciation of choral arts.


We encourage other local artistic endeavors with a spirit of support and collaboration.


We respect the choral art and value the time and efforts of our musicians, our audience, and our supporters.