Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus is one of the largest male choruses in the Boston area. BSMC is made up of approximately 60 male choristers based in the Greater Boston area. The men of Saengerfest enjoy the camaraderie of singing at weekly rehearsals and performing in four or five concerts each year. The traditional but wide-ranging repertoire includes folk songs, love songs, spirituals and sacred music, classical excerpts, traditional English and Welsh songs and anthems, and an occasional show tune. The Saengerfest is proud to regularly commission original works and new arrangements for male chorus by leading composers, including John Rutter, Lewis Spratlan, Matthew Harris and Clifton Noble.
The Men’s Chorus was officially formed in 1992 after some 45 members of the parent Saengerfest Chorus were invited by the officers of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir to participate in the Festival of Welsh Male Choirs in London’s Royal Albert Hall in October 1992. Since then the Men’s Chorus has sung numerous concerts throughout New England often supporting a variety of charities in their fund-raising efforts.
The Chorus has sung regularly in the biennial Albert Hall Welsh Male Chorus Festivals, most recently in October 2016. Other performances have included Faneuil Hall, Carnegie Hall, Southwark, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, Mafra National Palace in Portugal, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and on WGBH 89.7 FM. In addition to London, the group has also traveled to Dublin, Cork, Cardiff, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and Lisbon, Portugal. The Saengerfest will travel to Spain in May 2019 for concerts in Madrid and Barcelona.
The Chorus has been honored to regularly participate in naturalization ceremonies at Faneuil Hall and at the Hynes Convention Center, welcoming new citizens.
Sound Investment echoes the days of college à cappella groups. An outgrowth of the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus and the parent organization, it was formed in 2003 to add another dimension to the Men’s Chorus concerts. The ensemble’s repertoire runs from barbershop to doo-wop and vocal jazz.
Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.