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June, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023

West Hartford Women's Chorale

West Hartford Women's Chorale Spring Concert

Universal Song

It will be a grand night for singing on Friday, June 9, when the West Hartford Women’s Chorale presents their Spring Concert, Universal Song. The concert takes place at 7:30 PM at the St James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave., West Hartford . Tickets at the door are $15.

The concert will feature “Song of the Universal” by contemporary composer, Ola Gjeilo. This piece, a musical setting for Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem “Song of the Universe,” celebrates the magnificence of the universe. Student musicians from Hall and Conard High schools will provide orchestra accompaniment. Carrying forward the theme of the universality of song, the chorale will also perform classical and gospel pieces along with updated arrangements of well-known favorites.

The West Hartford Women’s Chorale is a non-audition chorale for women led by Dr. Ethan Nash. Its mission is to enhance the community through music performance and education. New singers are welcome to attend two Open Rehearsals in the Fall, on Sept. 5 and 12. For more information about the Chorale, go to www.whwchorale.org. The Chorale can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. #westhartfordwomen’schorale.

Venue: St. James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave., West hartford, CT

Tickets: at the door, $15

Contact: www.whwchorale.org

Website: www.whwchorale.org

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Connecticut Choral Society Inc.

John Rutter Mass of the Children

Benefit Concert for Newtown Youth & Family Services

The Connecticut Choral Society and Trinity Episcopal Church are proud to present John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" as a benefit concert for Newtown Youth and Family Services. This special event aims to bring the community together through the power of music and support the important work of Newtown Youth & Family Services in providing mental health and counseling services to the youth and families of Newtown, CT.

"Mass of the Children" is a beautiful and poignant choral composition by renowned British composer John Rutter. It combines the traditional Latin text of the Mass with additional English lyrics, including poetry by Thomas Moore, to create a moving musical experience that is both uplifting and reflective. The piece features lush harmonies, soaring melodies, and rich orchestrations, making it a joy to perform and a treat to hear.

The concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, a historic and acoustically stunning venue located in the heart of Newtown. The Connecticut Choral Society, a highly regarded choral ensemble with a long-standing tradition of excellence, will be joined by talented soloists and musicians to bring Rutter's "Mass of the Children" to life. The performance promises to be a captivating and emotional experience for all who attend.

By attending this benefit concert, you will not only be treated to a remarkable musical performance, but you will also be supporting Newtown Youth and Family Services, a vital organization that provides mental health and counseling services to those in need in the Newtown community. Your donation at the door will go directly to supporting their important work in promoting the well-being and resilience of the youth and families they serve.

Join us for this special event as we come together through music to support Newtown Youth & Family Services and honor the Newtown community. Your presence and support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are in need of mental health and counseling services, and your experience of John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" will be a moving and memorable one.

Venue: 7:30 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
36 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470

Tickets: Admission is free with a $20 per person suggested donation at the door in support of Newtown Youth & Family Services.

Contact: For more info visit www.ctchoralsociety.com

Website: www.ctchoralsociety.com

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Take Note!

Take Note! 20th Anniversary Concert

Celebrating 20 years of Take Note! outreach

The concert is open to the public and promises to be a special occasion, with brand new musical selections along with old favorites, special guests and other surprises. The concert will be followed by a gala reception.

Venue: Sunday, June 11, 2023, 3:00 p.m.
The First Church of Christ in Mansfield, 549 Storrs Road (junction of Rt. 89 and Rt. 195), Mansfield Center, CT.

Tickets: Donations to Take Note! outreach gratefully accepted at the door.

Contact: (860) 228-2390; take-note@earthlink.net; take-note.org

Website: www.take-note.org

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Another Octave/Connecticut Women's Chorus

We Got Issues

Join Another Octave as we face issues personal and political

In uncertain times, music gives voice to struggles for peace and justice. Another Octave’s fall concert — We Got Issues! — features music of power and protest in a multi-media presentation that speaks to our lives.
Songs by writers such as Bob Geldof, Pat Humphries and Holly Near, a musical setting of poetry by Maya Angelou, spirituals and folk tunes, contemporary anthems and some twists on Broadway repertoire will move you, inspire you, make you angry and sometimes even make you laugh.
Whether singing about caring for our only planet, the ravages of racism, or the struggle for reproductive justice, Another Octave will bring its signature harmonies and inventive programming to We Got Issues!

Directed by Melinda Walwer and assisted by Kris Montgomery, our 30-voice chorus regularly performs all over the state and has traveled nationally. Since its first show in 1990, Another Octave: Connecticut Women’s Chorus has been engaging audiences around Connecticut and out of state with energetic performances and an eclectic repertoire that includes standard concert pieces as well as traditional and contemporary music reflecting women’s lives.

Venue: 7:00 PM
United Church of Christ
Enfield, CT

Tickets: This concert appearance is part of UCC's June Pride events. Contact UCC, Enfield for more info.

Contact: For more information visit www.anotheroctave.org and www.facebook.com/anotheroctave
Or email us at Women@AnotherOctave.org

Website: www.AnotherOctave.org