Music Director Edward Whalen
Edward Whalen is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Rhode Island. Mr. Whalen has appeared as conductor with the Boston Aria Guild, Boston’s King’s Chapel, the University of Rhode Island, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, and the Wakefield Festival Chorus. He is the director of the Upper School choruses at Milton Academy and recently led the school’s Chamber Singers on a concert tour of England.
Mr. Whalen has performed as a tenor soloist with groups including the Boston Lyric Opera, the Lake George Opera, the Des Moines Metro Opera, Boston’s Chorus Pro Musica, the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorale, and the Boston Aria Guild.
Mr. Whalen became the Wellesley Choral Society’s tenth Music Director in 1994. Concerts under his direction have included Bach’s Kyrie in D Minor, Bloch’s Sacred Service, Mozart’s Great Mass and Solemn Vespers, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, his own dramatic cantata, David and Jonathan, Mozart’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Gloria with the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.