The Cosmopolitan Chorus is a large, non-auditioned, and inclusive mixed-voice adult choir made up of singers of all ages and levels of skill and experience. The ensemble is divided into sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses and features multiple singers per part. The Chorus performs a wide range of repertoire, from Renaissance to Romantic, Baroque to Broadway, Sea Shanties to Spirituals, and popular music of many eras.
One unique aspect of singing with CMS is the fantastic opportunity to collaborate with the concert bands at many of our concerts. This allows for the performance of grander works, be it opera choruses, large-scale pieces like Carmina Burana, or music from Star Wars. The Chorus also performs on its own, both a cappella (with no added instruments) and with accompaniment from piano, organ, and/or rhythm section. Choristers can typically expect performances in November (Remembrance), December (Christmas), April (Choral feature), and June (Winspear Centre performance with other ensembles). Weekly rehearsals include regular time with a split ensemble (Sopranos and Altos in one room, Tenors and Basses in another) to accelerate part learning and to keep everyone more consistently engaged. The CMS choral program is accessible to new and advanced choristers alike and is known for its positive and uplifting qualities.