The Boston Cecilia welcomes
as its new Music Director


The Boston Cecilia enthusiastically welcomes Dr. George Case as its new Music Director. Dr. Case is the Director of Choral Activities at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he directs the choral ensembles and the graduate choral conducting program, and Music Director of the Newburyport Choral Society, an 83-year-old choral society on the North Shore. He holds Doctoral and Masters degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors degree in vocal performance from Boston University.

Dr. Case was chosen through a competitive audition process with a deep field of talented and experienced candidates. Charlie Evett, co-chair of the search committee and incoming Cecilia president, explains the choice: “From our earliest rehearsals with George, he consistently led us to a place of joy in music making. All the work in perfecting phrasing and technique is ultimately in support of getting to that place—and sharing that joy with Boston audiences will be our joint mission in the years to come.” Dr. Case also looks to the future with excitement: "I couldn't be more thrilled to be appointed Music Director of The Boston Cecilia. Steeped in a rich and unique tradition, The Boston Cecilia will continue to deliver concerts characterized by informed and expressive performances of the great works of the choral repertoire, while also emphasizing new works by living composers who contribute to the current musical conversation. The Boston Cecilia combines the best of choral performance in the city of Boston: passionate performances, skilled singers, and relevant and exciting programming.”

With a multi-faceted background as a conductor, educator, and professional singer, Dr. Case brings a wide-ranging body of musical experience and a passionate artistic voice to his work. He is an award-winning educator of young musicians who frequently leads clinics and workshops for high school and college singers. A soloist and professional chorister himself, he has performed with major ensembles across North America and Europe, and is a regular member of and soloist with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Handel+Haydn Society, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Marsh Chapel Choir, Spire Chamber Ensemble, and the Carnegie Festival Chorus.

Dr. Case has planned three varied and ambitious concerts for The Boston Cecilia’s 143rd season, details of which will be announced later this summer in the season brochure and on this website.


The sixty-member chorus sings with a smooth vocal blend and crisp, percussive diction.
— Boston Classical Review, October 15, 2016


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