Ensemble Bio

The core of Choral Chameleon, the Ensemble, represent the best combination of musicianship and diversity of musical backgrounds in NYC. They are fearless pioneers in the world of new choral music and adventurous programming, and they are honored to bring Choral Chameleon’s signature experience to audiences beyond the City.

The Ensemble has been described as ‘stellar’ by National Sawdust Log, and in a recent performance of Philip Glass’ Madrigal Opera, the New York Times described the performance as ‘weightless…the music unfolded in contemplative beauty, with the juxtaposition of the instruments’ throaty individuality and the even-tempered coolness of the voices’.

Founded in New York in 2008, by Artistic Director Vince Peterson, the Choral Chameleon also encompasses a semi-professional Chorus of 50+ and an annual week-long Summer Institute for composers and conductors.

Founded in New York in 2008, by Artistic Director Vince Peterson, the Choral Chameleon also encompasses a semi-professional Chorus of 50+ and an annual week-long Summer Institute for composers and conductors.

Choral Chameleon is known for championing new music for voices, programming multiple musical genres together and for frequently presenting programs with non-traditional staging. In its first 12.5 Seasons, the choirs have premiered over 170 original compositions and arrangements to date.

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Examiner.com said of the ensemble: “It is...a great credit to the musicians of Choral Chameleon and especially their director, Vince Peterson, that the group can so superbly and aptly tackle new works of varying aesthetic proclivities, perform each idiomatically, and yet not compromise its particular sound…”

Honors include:

2018 Chorus America Louis Botto Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Zeal (awarded to Founding Artistic Director Vince Peterson)
2017-2018 Group in Residence at National Sawdust
2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming

Online Presence:
Website:
www.choralchameleon.com

Facebook: /choralchameleon

Instagram & Twitter: @choralchameleon

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUUNAw1ti61uOYb_E2ooFg