About Us

The Canton Choral Society is a non-profit, community-focused organization open to adult residents of Canton and surrounding towns. The Society is dedicated to fostering enthusiasm and accessibility to a variety of music types. Founded in 2003 by Crosby Goshgarian Jr., the Society has performed at numerous public and private events as well as hosting their own Winter Holiday and Spring Pops Concerts.

 

 

Founder and Managing Director

Crosby Goshgarian Jr.

Crosby's Headshot Crosby Goshgarian Jr., business entrepreneur, has extensive education and experience in both business, and in the performing arts. Crosby is the president and owner of Premium Plus Concierge Services. Crosby’s personal and professional experience has inspired him to dedicate his business to providing exceptional care and services to a wide-range of clients with busy and demanding lifestyles. In addition to his business, Crosby is also the Founder and Managing Director of the Canton Choral Society, an SATB choral ensemble which performs publicly in and around the Canton, MA area. He is also an active member, and frequent featured soloist of CCS. Crosby can also be seen performing as a bass soloist in the Metro South area of Massachusetts. He is presently the professional bass soloist and section leader for the Congregational Church of Needham, MA. Additional performance credits include Faure’s Requiem with the Canton Choral Society and Needham Congregational Chancel Choir, bass soloist and sectional leader of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Milton, MA., and bass soloist and section leader of the Presbyterian Church in Needham, MA. Theatrical credits include the role of Franz in New Bedford Festival Theatre’s 2014 production of The Sound of Music, the role of Joe Boyd in the Canton Community Theater’s 2005 production of Damn Yankees among others. B.A Business Management, Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts with a minor in Music thru Boston Conservatory. Continuing Education: Opera Workshop, Conservatory Camerata at New England Conservatory. Voice studies with Wesley Copplestone, Boston Conservatory, Dr. James Houghton, Professor Emeritus, Boston University.

 

Conductor

B. Darrel Whidden

Conductor and music educator B. Darrel Whidden began his tenure with Canton Choral Society in the Spring 2016 season. Darrel spent the previous 3 years conducting choirs and teaching music electives at Canton High School. Previously from the New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston, MA, Darrel regularly conducted the NEC Concert Choir and NEC Chamber Singers, conducting Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, and leading the chamber singers in concert on tour in Washington D.C. In addition, Darrel served NEC as a guest lecturer in conducting and guest conductor for the NEC Youth Chorale and Camerata.  While in residence in Boston, Darrel also guest lectured at Roxbury Community College, lecturing on music appreciation, music theory, and conducting the chorus. Darrel also served as an intern conductor for the Commonwealth Chorale under the direction of conductor David Carrier.  B.M., Music Education, University of Southern Maine School of Music. M.M., Choral Conducting, New England Conservatory. Conducting and voice studies with Erica J. Washburn, director of choral activities, New England Conservatory.

Chorus Manager

Kathleen McSherry

 

 

 

 

Canton Choral Society Board of Directors

Crosby Goshgarian Jr.
Kathleen McSherry
Eva Casamento

The Canton Choral Society is a non-profit, tax exempt
IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

Partially supported by a grant from
Massachusetts Cultural Council