The Boston Cecilia is a choral society in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1876, the ensemble has enjoyed historic relationships with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and famous conductors and composers, such as Arthur Fiedler, Igor Stravinsky, and Antonín Dvořák.[1] Today, the ensemble is noted for its historical-style performances, and specializes in the oratorios of George Frideric Handel[2] as well as premieres by prominent Boston composers.

After 44 years, Donald Teeters retired as music director after the 2011-2012 season. The 2012-2013 season had performances conducted by guest conductors Dan Perkins, Amy Lieberman, and Nicholas White. In April 2013, Nicholas White was announced as the new artistic director.

In January 2017, Nicholas White announced his decision to step down as artistic director. A search process to identify a new director was begun in March, 2017.

In addition to its local performances, Cecilia has recorded two albums for the Newport Classic label,[3][4] and one album for the label Naxos.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Dyer, Richard (8 November 2005). "Cecilia opens with 'Choice' Handel". Boston Globe.
  3. ^ Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols on
  4. ^ Gian Carlo Menotti: The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore on
  5. ^ Scott Wheeler: The Construction of Boston on