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January, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Greater Middletown Chorale

GMChorale to Audition Singers for "Letter from Italy, 1944"

GMChorale (Greater Middletown Chorale) invites experienced singers to audition with Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio for their Spring concert season.

GMChorale (Greater Middletown Chorale) invites experienced singers to audition with Artistic Director Joseph D'Eugenio for their Spring concert season, which will feature Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s "Letter from Italy, 1944," the largest and most comprehensive work commissioned by The GMChorale to date. It explores the national problem of PTSD and its effect on families by examining the true story of one soldier through music, art and theater. In April 2013, the two-hour oratorio was premiered, fully staged with professional soloists, orchestra, visual projections and theatrical lighting.

The May 4, 2017, second performance of the work, conducted by Joseph D’Eugenio, combines the vocal forces of the GMChorale and the Hartford Chorale accompanied by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at The Bushnell in Hartford. Noted opera director and Artistic Director of Connecticut’s Opera Theater of Connecticut, Alan Mann, is the production’s Staging Director. Tenor soloist and Hartford Chorale Assistant Music Director, Jack Anthony Pott, reprises the oratorio’s lead role as Dr. John K. Meneely.

Director D’Eugenio will be holding auditions at Cheshire’s First Congregational Church in January 2017 prior to the first rehearsal on January 24th. To schedule an audition, please call Coordinator Margie Livengood at (860) 633-6198 or email her at Margie.Livengood@gmchorale.org.

Starting January 24, GMChorale rehearses each Tuesday, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, at Cromwell’s Bethany Lutheran Church, 50 Court St., just off I-91 and Rt. 9. Visit www.gmchorale.org for more information.

Venue: First Congregational Church
111 Church Drive
Cheshire, CT

Tickets: FREE

Contact: Margie.Livengood@gmchorale.org
(860) 633-6198

Website: www.gmchorale.org

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Silk City Chorus

Silk City Chorus Annual Show

The Silk City Chorus stages its 54th Annual Show

The renowned Silk City Barbershop Chorus of Manchester launches its 54th year with its annual show on Saturday, January 14th at the Manchester High School Auditorium. Show times are 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
The title of this year’s show is “Send In The Clown”, a parody on the world of the Circus. The 40 performing members of the Silk City Chorus will be hard at work perfecting their circus routines while performing entertaining songs about their dreams of a life in the circus.
Among the songs the chorus will perform are “Send In The Clowns”, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, “The Song Is Ended”, and a fun spoof on circus life: “A Bird In A Gilded Cage”.
In addition to the host chorus performance, the 54th annual show will feature two world class a cappella groups: SIGNATURE, a quartet from Florida which earned Bronze Medals in the 2016 International Barbershop Championship. They will be followed by “FOREFRONT”, Gold Medal champions at the 2016 International Barbershop Championship from Ohio.
Also appearing in the show will be the RENSSELYRICS, a popular a cappella group from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, who perform their own arrangements of contemporary music.
The best seating for both shows is reserved for your convenience and comfort. Reserved seating prices are Primary (front 4 rows): $28.00 and Secondary: $23.00. The remaining seating is General Admission at $20.00. Both Family and Group pricing are available. Manchester HS is located at 134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT 06040. Doors open one hour before show opening. Parking is free. The facility is handicap accessible.
To order seats--Online: www.silkcitychorus.org/tickets. All tickets, including Group and Family pricing are available at 860-298-8820 or write: Silk City Chorus, c/o Jerry Wistrom, 23 Country Club Drive, Windsor, CT 06095.

Venue: Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT 06040
1.30 and 7.30 PM

Tickets: See Above

Contact: Neal Kellogg
nkellogg@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.silkcitychorus.org

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Connecticut Chamber Choir

Illumination: Early Cantatas of J.S. Bach

Connecticut Chamber Choir presents Illumination: Early Cantatas of J.S. Bach, and we are pleased to welcome as guest artists the acclaimed NYC early music consort the Sebastian’s, and soloists Louise Fauteux, soprano, Sarah Kraus, mezzo-soprano, David Vanderwal, tenor, and Edward Pleasant, baritone. This special concert offers a rare opportunity to hear Bach performed on period instruments in our area. The Sebastian’s connect with audiences through dynamic and vital performances of music of the baroque and classical eras. Hailed as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging,” the Sebastian’s are known for their “energetic… youthful, vigorous performance style…” and have been called New York’s “leading young early-music ensemble” (The New York Times).

Venue: 4 PM Sunday, January 15th at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, CT

Tickets: Tickets are available at the door or online, at CCC’s website at www.ctchamberchoir.org, or by calling 203-259-1496. Adults $30, Seniors $25, Student ID Free, Children under 12 Free

Contact: email: info@ctchamberchoir.org
phone:203-459-1496

Website: www.ctchamberchoir.org

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mystic River Chorale

Dvorak Requiem

Mystic River Chorale & Orchestra

Claire Stadmueller, soprano
alto and tenor TBA
Laurentiu Rotaru, bass

Come hear Dvorak's Requiem, a masterwork rarely performed in the United States, in Linckelmann's 2014 arrangement for 25-piece orchestra. Concert takes place in the incomparable acoustics of Connecticut College's Harkness Chapel.

Venue: Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College
New London, CT

Tickets: Tickets: Adults - $25
Seniors - $20
Students- $15
To Purchase Tickets:
viist mysticriverchorale.org, email chorus_manager@mysticriverchorale.org,
call 860.460.1487, or see a Chorale member.

Contact: chorus_manager@mysticriverchorale.org
860.460.1487

Website: www.mysticriverchorale.org

Saturday, January 21, 2017

CONCORA: Connecticut Choral Artists

Wine, Jazz, & Song

A casually elegant evening of music and conviviality to support CONCORA's annual Bach concert.

CONCORA’s Friends of Bach invite you to enjoy an evening of Wine, Jazz, & Song. THE SIR WILLIAM TRIO and vocalists from CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) will offer jazz standards, selections from the American songbook, and much more. Enjoy fine wines, plentiful, delectable hors d’oeuvres, a silent wine auction, write-your-own song dedications, and perhaps even a spin around the dance floor, all in a casually elegant atmosphere. This midwinter festivity is hosted by CONCORA’s Friends of Bach in support of CONCORA's April 30, 2017 performance of three of J.S. Bach's choral cantatas. Snow date: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6-9 pm.

Venue: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6-9 PM
Porter Memorial, First Church
75 Main Street, Farmington CT

Tickets: $50 per person. Seating is limited at this special event, so reserve your seats soon online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-jazz-song-tickets-28626034239 or by contacting the CONCORA office.

Contact: 860-293-0567 or contact@concora.org

Website: www.concora.org