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The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia is a 60-voice choir founded in 1982 in Philadelphiamarker. The chorus consists of volunteer singers with a 12-voice professional core. The Choral Arts Society is currently directed by Matthew Glandorf, who also serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Musicmarker. The group has performed nearly 200 works by more than 100 composers.

In 2002 the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia was awarded the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, presented to a single chorus each year by Chorus America. That same year, the group was named Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine.

Throughout its history, the Choral Arts Society has been dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new music. The choir has performed world premieres of works by Robert Convery, Edward Bilous, Jake Heggie, Robert Maggio, Neely Bruce, Thomas Jennefelt, and Jonathan Harvey, among others. In 2007, as part of its 25th anniversary season, the group presented a world premiere by Roxanna Panufnik.

In addition to presenting a three- or four-concert season of its own each year, the Choral Arts Society has been a frequent collaborator with other Philadelphia cultural groups including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Piffaro, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

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