About the Choir
The New England Chamber Choir (NECC) is a unique group of gifted amateur musicians that performs only the best choral music from Gregorian chant to classically inspired music written today.  The members of the choir are nearly all experienced singers, are themselves professional musicians or are engaged in vocal study.  Attached to the choir is a Treble Choir comprised of young voice students, ages 6 to 18.  This composition creates an atmosphere of musicianship, respect and passion, all of which are evident in the choir’s performances. 

NECC’s season consists of 13 concerts:  4 performances of Music for Christmas in December, 2 performances of Music for Lent & Easter in March, a Spring Concert in May, and several chamber concerts in October and February usually featuring specific composers.  The Christmas and Lent & Easter concerts are performed with chamber ensembles, while the Spring Concert includes a full orchestra.  Concerts are hosted by various venues, mostly churches, throughout Connecticut and New England.  Please browse through our website to learn more about the Choir and its upcoming performances. 


The New England Chamber Choir began as a church choir dedicated to the classical tradition.  When artistic differences arose with the church, the musicians decided that the great music of the past is too important to them, and the New England Chamber Choir was born as an independent choir dedicated to performing classical music for the sake of the music itself.  Due to the dedication of its members and the genius of its conductor, the New England Chamber Choir has flourished for 35 years.

Richard Wm. Donohue, Conductor


Richard Wm. Donohue holds degrees in music from Wesleyan and Yale Universities and is an accomplished organist, pianist, tenor and composer.  He is the founder of the Donohue Studio of music where he teaches Piano, Voice, Organ, Theory, and Music History.  In addition to being the Music Director and Conductor of the New England Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Mr. Donohue is the Director of Music at the Church of St. Peter in Higganum, Connecticut.




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