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Atlanta Master Chorale kicks off 2019–20 season on Friday, October 4, 2019. (Courtesy of Atlanta Master Chorale)

Atlanta Master Chorale announces 2019–20 season, doubles concerts

At Saturday night’s final concert of the season, Atlanta Master Chorale conductor and artistic director Eric Nelson announced the 2019–20 season. Additionally, Nelson states the Atlanta Master Chorale will double its concerts to two nights each in the upcoming season.

After a nearly packed Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at every concert during the 2018–19 season, Nelson made the decision to add additional performances to the bill. The upcoming season includes the themes “All Creatures Great and Small” on October 4–5, “Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale” on December 13–15, “Questions and Queries” on March 6–7 and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on May 1–2.

“As a conductor, it has been thrilling to step out on the Schwartz Center stage with the singers of Atlanta Master Chorale and be greeted by a full house,” Nelson said. “As artistic director, it is equally thrilling to be stepping together with you into this next stage of our ensemble’s growth.”

Beginning in 1985 as Gwinnett Festival Singers, the chorale group gained momentum beyond its suburban reach. Nelson joined as artistic director in 1999 and has since led the professionally trained volunteer group to receive national recognition.