“Moving Forward, Looking Back”
Led by Jonathan Singleton

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About Mystic Chorale

The Mystic Chorale is a non-profit, volunteer-run, non-audition community chorus based in Arlington, Massachusetts. The Chorale seeks to explore through song the musically rich and diverse cultures of the world.  Our mission is to promote singing as an act of compassion in the belief that when we create harmony, we make the world a more beautiful place and create a healing voice for our communities and ourselves.

The Chorale was founded in 1989 by Boston-based composer, conductor, author, and song leader Nick Page.  More than 30 years later, the Mystic Chorale consistently provides a participatory musical experience for 150-200 singers and hundreds of audience members in three separate seasons each year. Fall and Spring season themes vary, ranging from folk to world music to spirituals and the blues; the winter season is dedicated to Gospel.

Mystic Chorale welcomes all who love to sing!
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About Jonathan Singleton

Jonathan Singleton is a passionate leader and compelling communicator of Gospel music in Boston. He directs the Mystic Chorale Gospel concerts with grace and a deep appreciation of the history and meaning of the repertoire.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Jonathan began his musical career at the age of 6 when a student teacher offered him clarinet lessons which sparked his lifelong passion for music. At 10, he began teaching himself piano while continuing formal clarinet studies, and played both instruments through high school and college. Big changes were in store when he came to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music where the piano became his principal instrument. His involvement in choral music began by singing with and briefly directing the Kuumba Singers of Harvard. He went on to direct several other church and university choirs.

Jonathan is currently an assistant professor at Berklee, teaching in the Ensemble and Piano Departments and directing the Berklee Summer Gospel Week. He serves as musical director for saxophonist Andre Ward, and is the Minister of Music at the historic Twelfth Baptist Church of Roxbury.  He is the piano/keyboard player for the gospel/roots band, Meeting Across the Water, and the dance band Downtime.

About Nichelle Mungo

We are delighted to welcome this season’s featured guest, Nichelle Mungo, a multiple Grammy Music Educator nominee, three-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo, recipient of multiple Best Artist (Gospel and R&B) awards from the New England Urban Music Awards, and an associate professor at the Berklee School of Music.

Nichelle inspires, engages, captivates, and spiritually radiates her audiences as a recording artist, educator, songwriter, and choral director. She has sung with Harry Connick Jr., Phil Perry, Kirk Whalum, and Sinbad, among others, and has performed at the Chick Singer Tour, the Newport Folk Festival, the Annapolis Choral Festival, the Lord of the Rings Symphony, and the Final Fantasy Symphony. She has been the guest music director for Stax Records Music Academy and done commercial work for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Nichelle has sung the national anthem for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Revolution, and we’re thrilled to have her joining us for Mystic Gospel 2024!