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Sunday, May 1, 2022
The Creation: An Oratorio by F. Joseph Haydn
May 1, 2022, GMChorale presents Franz Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece, “The Creation,” at 4:00pm at the Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane, in Middletown, CT.
May 1, 2022, GMChorale presents a very special concert of Franz Joseph Haydn’s late-classical masterpiece, “The Creation.” This oratorio celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis, the Biblical Book of Psalms, and in John Milton's Paradise Lost. This concert is a true Connecticut collaboration where GMChorale joins forces with Alchemy, Elm City Girls’ Choir, Orchestra New England and internationally renowned Connecticut-trained soloists, Sherezade Panthaki, Dann Coakwell, and Mark Womack, for a monumental production not to be missed.
The concert will take place at 4:00pm at the Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane, in Middletown, Connecticut. COVID vaccinations and masks are required. To purchase your tickets, head to www.gmchorale.org/events.
GMChorale’s May 1, 2022 concert, “The Creation,” is presented with the generous support of the Middletown Commission on the Arts, The Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The State Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development's Office of the Arts, and CT Humanities.
Venue: Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown, CT
Tickets: Tickets $25-$65
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords
MX Hospital Vocal Chords Spring Concert
Concert of popular, gospel and broadway favorites at 7 PM
The MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL VOCAL CHORDS (MHVC) will present their 32nd Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at 7pm at Portland High School, 95 High St., Portland, CT.
SAMUEL TUCKER will make his debut as the new Musical Director. Sam brings a wealth of musical knowledge and expertise to this choral family which has become a community staple. His overall philosophy of music is that it should bring connection, beauty, healing and joy to our lives. Year after year, MHVC has performed to packed houses and this performance is expected to be no different.
Some selections included in this show will be “The Impossible Dream”, “Chicago in Concert”, “Down by the Riverside” and “Phantom of the Opera”. This program promises an ambiance of the medleys continually moving forward to a triumphant conclusion. Come and share this experience!
Tickets ($20) can be obtained by calling 203.537.1498/860.342.3120 or 860.205.2067/860.347.2787. Visit us at www.vocalchords20.org and like us on Facebook.
Venue: Portland High School, 95 High St, Portland, CT
Tickets: Tickets are $20. Call 860-342-3120 or 860-347-2787. Tickets available at the door also.
Contact: Joyce Ghent, 860-342–3120
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Silk City Chorus
Outdoor A Cappella Fest
The Manchester, CT Barbershop Harmony Society's First Annual Outdoor A Cappella Fest.
The First Annual "Outdoor A Cappella Fest" will take place on Saturday, May 7 at the Glastonbury Elks Club Fair Grounds. All Connecticut a cappella groups are invited to participate. There will be food trucks, and arts and craft vendors. All State and local COVID protocols will be followed.
Famed a cappella guru Deke Sharon will be present.
Headline participants include: Voce (Sweet Adelines Sixth Place International Finalists) and Destination (Barbershop Harmony Society Second Place North East District Finalists).
See website for more information, to purchase tickets, or to register to participate:
Registration deadline: April 16, 2022.
Venue: Noon - 6 pm on May 7, 2022 (rain date: May 8) at the Elks Club Fair Grounds at 98 Woodland Street, Glastonbury, CT.
Tickets: General Admission (bring your own lawn chairs): $15. Reserved Seating (chairs provided): $25.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Fairfield County Chorale
A Spring Messiah
The Fairfield County Chorale, under the baton of Maestro David Rosenmeyer, will perform Handel’s Messiah at Norwalk Concert Hall at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
David Rosenmeyer, celebrating his tenth season with the Chorale, will be joined by soloists Kendra Berentsen, Soprano; Karolina Pilou, Mezzo-Soprano; Brian Giebler, Tenor; and Michael Pitocchi, Bass-Baritone; accompanied by the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra.
Following its premiere in Dublin two weeks after Easter in 1742, Messiah quickly became a favorite oratorio throughout English speaking countries. It is typically performed during the Christmas season, but this year the FCC is returning Handel’s most famous oratorio to its original season, the Spring.
A work of profound pain, joy, and grace, Handel’s Messiah tells the story of Jesus Christ, from the prophecy of his birth, through his death, ending triumphantly with the Resurrection.
Messiah was composed in an astonishing 24 days and was an immediate commercial success. It is a particular tour de force for the chorus, rich with extraordinary music, emotional impact, and uplifting messages. Objectively a liturgical piece, Handel’s focus was on humanity’s earthly relationship to the Divine. The joy manifested in the Hallelujah Chorus in unequivocal. King George II was supposedly so moved during the London premiere that he stood, followed by the entire audience. The practice of audiences leaping to their feet whenever the Hallelujah Chorus is played continues to this day.
This is Fairfield County Chorale’s 59th season presenting great choral works in southwestern Connecticut. With its fierce commitment to music and mission, FCC has continued to expand its offerings even over the past two years, presenting online performances, broadening its audience throughout the world, and increasing its membership. The Chorale is comprised of over 100 voices, and every concert is presented with professional accompanists or orchestra, and soloists. FCC has premiered a number of US and worldwide works, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Venue: Saturday, May 14, 6:30PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Tickets: Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $5 student tickets. www.fairfieldcountychorale.org
Contact: Fenella Pearson, email@example.com
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Only All of Us
This multi-media “choral musical” will take us through a time that challenged not only a few, but all of us.
Important note: Tickets are only available via online purchase.
For the Ridgefield Chorale, the world changed on March 10, 2020. It was the last time the Chorale would sing together until June of 2021.
On May 14, 2022, the Chorale will present “Only All of Us,” a concert celebrating resilience and heroes and the discovery of the strength that lies within us as individuals and as communities. Presented at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School, and accompanied by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, this multi-media “choral musical” will take us through a time that challenged not only a few, but all of us. Tied together with original dialogue and a thread of contemporary, familiar songs, this show will be the first collaboration of Artistic Director Daniela Sikora and Stage Director Carol Mark.
This concert is presented with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
Please join us for this memorable event.
Important Covid Protocols. Audience members are required to wear a face mask.
Venue: Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT
Friday, May 20, 2022
HARTFORD CHORALE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF GREAT CHORAL MUSIC - Anniversary Concert on May 20, 2022 will feature a newly commissioned work for chorus and orchestra
Anniversary Concert on May 20, 2022 will feature a newly commissioned work for chorus and orchestra
The Hartford Chorale, a major symphonic chorus of the Hartford region, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022, and to mark the event, has commissioned a new choral work to be premiered at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on May 20, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
The Chorale commissioned Scott Perkins, a Connecticut native presently on the faculty of California State University, who holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Composition from Eastman School of Music, to undertake this project. The result, some two years in the making, is Alive Poems: Stories of Our American Heritage. This choral composition is inspired by and celebrates the immigrant experience as reflected in the poetry of six women, including Maya Angelou and current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Chorale’s principal performance partner for these 50 years, will perform with the 130-voice Chorale. Richard Coffey, Hartford Chorale’s Music Director since 2005, will conduct the performance.
The concert, which will also feature works by Johannes Brahms and Ralph Vaughan Williams, will take place Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in Mortensen Hall at the Bushnell. Tickets are available
For more information about the Hartford Chorale and its 50th Anniversary season, please contact https://hartfordchorale.org. Contact Richard Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Perkins at email@example.com to arrange interviews. For tickets to the May 20 Anniversary Concert, visit www.hartfordchorale.org or call (860) 547-1982.
Venue: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: Visit https://hartfordchorale.org for ticket information, including discount codes!
Contact: Visit https://hartfordchorale.org or call 860-547-1982