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ACC Member Choruses

Below is an alphabetical list of current member choruses. If you know the name of the chorus, just click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:00-9:45 pm

Location: Unitarian Society of New Haven,
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT

Contact Information

Another Octave
Connecticut Women's Chorus
P.O. Box 185234
New Haven, CT 06518

Phone: (203) 672-1919

Email: women@anotheroctave.org

Visit Our Website: www.anotheroctave.org

Another Octave: Connecticut Women's Chorus

Lydia Smith-Franks, Director
Melinda Walwer, Assistant Director
Kris Montgomery, Assistant Director

Founded in the fall of 1989, with roots in the lesbian community and open to all women, Another Octave performs an eclectic repertoire, including standard concert pieces as well as traditional and contemporary music which reflects women's lives.

Members come from varied backgrounds and lifestyles and bring with them varying degrees of musical training. Together, we work for musical excellence, and perform for the pleasure of our audiences and ourselves.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Mondays from 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Walsh Intermediate School
Damascus Road
Branford

Contact Information

Maggie Bruno, Treasurer
Ellen Lampros, President

Phone: (203) 488-8363

Email: mmbruno@earthlink.net

Visit Our Website: Search "Branford Chorale" on Facebook

Branford Chorale

Michael Carnaroli, Artistic Director
David Bell, Accompanist

The Branford Chorale is a growing ensemble of passionate, friendly musicians who come together to enrich their lives and the lives of those in their community with beautiful music. No auditions are required and all vocal parts are needed. Dues are $40 per concert season,plus a $20 music fee. We hold two concerts per year: The Winter concert is on the first Saturday in December, and the Spring concert is on the first Saturday in May. Both are held at 7:30 pm at the Tabor Lutheran Church, Tabor Drive, Branford, CT. Come join us and bring wonderful music and friends into your life!

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus
September-April
Mondays, 7:30PM-9:30PM

Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus
April-June
Mondays, 7:30PM-9:30PM

Location: John Winthrop Middle School: Cafeteria
1 Winthrop Road, CT Route 80
(1 mile west from Exit 5 off CT Route 9)
Deep River, CT 06417

Use the bus entrance at the last driveway loop.

Contact Information

Claudia Epright, President
David C. Nelson, Treasurer

Cappella Cantorum, Inc.
Post Office Box 714
Essex, CT 06426-0714

Phone: 860-577-2950

Email: Contact@CappellaCantorum.org

Visit Our Website: CappellaCantorum.org

Cappella Cantorum

Barry Asch, Music Director, Conductor and Co-Founder
Deborah Lyon, Assistant Music Director

Cappella Cantorum is the lower Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline’s premiere non-auditioned community choral organization whose primary purpose is to learn, perform and enjoy great choral music while striving for excellence and the enrichment of its singers and audience.

Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus was founded in 1970 and provides singers from more than 20 towns with the opportunity to perform these works with a professional orchestra and professional and/or member soloists. Two annual MasterWorks Chorus productions are presented in early December and either March or April. On several occasions since 2000, the MasterWorks Chorus has been invited by MidAmerica Productions to join with other choruses from across the country to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus began in 1977. The Men's Chorus is available to be booked for fund-raising concerts or just for fun. The repertoire features classic choruses, sea chanteys, Broadway show tunes, spirituals, pop and barbershop selections. The Men's Chorus performs each summer while the Masterworks Chorus is on hiatus.

Cappella Cantorum International Tour Chorus has traveled since 1981, generally in odd-numbered years and has visited Europe and Canada on concert tours combining sightseeing with concerts in local venues and participation in local church services.

In 1987, Cappella Cantorum started the SummerSings Series, informal read-throughs of choral masterworks led by local professional conductors and soloists, now co-sponsored by Con Brio Choral Society. These sessions provide singers with the opportunity to enjoy choral works without the pressure of preparing for performance. They offer, as well, the experience to work with some nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors.

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Contact Information

Cappella Cantorum & Con Brio Choral Society

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: The Highlands Health Care Center
745 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410

Contact Information

Renée Barley, President

Phone: 203-250-9609

Email: renee.barley@gmail.com

Visit Our Website: www.cheshirecommunitychorus.org

Cheshire Community Chorus

Lisa Zolkiewicz-Ives, Director

The Cheshire Community Chorus was formed in 1980 as part of the Town's Bicentennial celebration. It is open to all adults who enjoy singing, and auditions are not required. The chorus performs two concerts each year with the possibility of guest performances when requested. The first one in early December has a winter and holiday theme, and the second concert in April or May will include music appropriate to a theme chosen by the Music Committee. Some of the past themes have been: Regards to Broadway, Music, No Greater Joy, Music Through the Ages, It's a Grand Night for Singing, America, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Nature's Song. Rehearsals begin the first Tuesday after Labor Day. After the winter concert, there is a break until the first Tuesday after New Year's. The chorus does not meet during the summer. There is an annual dues for expenses, one of which is the cost of sheet music. Members do not pay for their music at this time.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesdays, March through May at 7:15 p.m

Location: Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street (Route 1), Clinton

Contact Information

The Choral Club of Clinton
PO Box 88
Clinton, CT 06413

Phone: (860) 669-2702

Email: info@choralclubclinton.com

Visit Our Website: www.choralclubclinton.com

Choral Club of Clinton

Jeremy D. Milton, Director

The Choral Club of Clinton was founded in 1926 by Seward F. Hull, Sr. Except for World War II years, it has given concerts ever since. Members of the Choral Club represent the whole shoreline area. Weekly rehearsals are held March to June. All who love to sing are welcome. Dues are $40 (free for students).

Note: Meets spring only

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Monday, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: First United Methodist Church,
159 E. Main St.
Meriden

Contact Information

Dorothy Barnhart

Phone: (860) 621-1653

Email: dbarn1@cox.net

Visit Our Website: www.choralect.org

Chorale Connecticut

Dorothy Barnhart, Director

Chorale CT was founded by Dorothy Barnhart in 1996 to provide seasoned singers with the opportunity to perform substantial works by significant composers and to present them to audiences with professional quality standards. The 39 singers come primarily from central CT. Ms. Barnhart would like to see the membership grow to 50, but is insistent that balance and quality in vocal parts are paramount. Chorale CT was first heard by Meriden audiences during the 1995-96 Meriden Symphony Orchestra season. The rich, full sound Conductor Barnhart was able to evoke from her skilled chorus received rave reviews. A rare blending of voices, brilliantly directed by the talented Ms. Barnhart, provides wonderful music with an almost limitless and varied repertoire. Chorale CT's mission: Music transforms life. As such, Chorale CT strives to uplift the spirit by fostering the enjoyment and appreciation of choral music while promoting commun! ity involvement in the arts. Chorale CT is a chamber ensemble of mixed voices. We are dedicated to providing high quality performances of diverse chorale music. We present these works in the style originally intended by the composer.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7-9:30 p.m.

Location: Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church,
56 Great Hammock Rd.,
Old Saybrook

Contact Information

Peter Amos
Con Brio
PO Box 312
Centerbrook, CT 06409

Phone: (860) 304-1399
or
(860) 525 5399

Email: petergamos@gmail.comor
rolf.p@comcast.net

Visit Our Website: www.conbrio.org

Con Brio Choral Society

Dr. Stephen Bruce, Music Director
Ms. Susan Saltus, Assistant Music Director

Con Brio is a 50 person classical, auditioned, amateur chorus. It is known for the variety of its repertoire, sparkling programming and excellent musicality.

Since it was founded in 1997 Con Brio has performed regularly to a growing and loyal local audience. The choir has made four overseas concert tours and will be performing in Spain and France in 2014. Con Brio is under the musical direction of Dr. Stephen Bruce.

Con Brio is the realization of a vision held by eight experienced choristers. Their goal is uncompromising musical excellence in an auditioned, amateur chamber choir. Con Brio now numbers close to 50 singers from Branford to Glastonbury to Groton and beyond. Attracting both professional musicians and enthusiastic amateurs alike, many of Con Brio's members sing or have sung with other choruses including Hartford Chorale, The New Haven Chorale, Pro Arte Festival Chorus, Oratorio Society of New York, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Cappella Cantorum.

The Board of Directors in conjunction with the Music Director has set an upper limit of 50 singing members.

Auditions are by appointment. Contact Susan Saltus at (860) 767-0090.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Christ Church
Corner of Rte. 169/44
Pomfret

Contact Information

Debra Leach

Phone: (860) 974-7464

Email: cdeleach@gmail.com

Visit Our Website: www.concertchoirnect.org

Concert Choir of Northeastern CT

Dr. David Belles, Director

The Concert Choir is proud to have provided fine choral music to the community for the past 48 years. In 1959, a group of local singers came together under the leadership of Warren Geissinger. The group's first concert, performed on June 5, 1960, at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, consisted of Bach's Contata No. 192 and Faur?'s Requiem. We most recently presented Karl Jenkins' the Armed Man: A Mass for Peace on Saturday, April 25, 2009 as the culmination presentation of our 50th anniversary celebration.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Variable

Location: If you are interested in being considered, please send a resume to:
CONCORA
52 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06501.

Contact Information

CONCORA
52 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Phone: (860) 224-7500

Email: contact@concora.org

Visit Our Website: www.concora.org

CONCORA: Connecticut Choral Artists

Richard Coffey, Artistic Director
Ann Drinan, Executive Director

A fully professional choir, founded in 1974 by its Conductor and Artistic Director, Richard Coffey, under the auspices of the South Church of New Britain. CONCORA's mission is to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience. The size of the performing group depends primarily on the repertoire, and varies from twelve to forty-five voices. This is the fourth performing season for the CONCORA Consort of Voices, a small a cappella ensemble specializing in contemporary music. The quartet, CONCORA-to-Go, is dedicated to educational outreach through performances in schools.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Long Hill United Methodist Church
Main Street,
Trumbull, CT

Contact Information

Jane Tipler

Phone: (203) 459-1496

Email: info@connecticutchamberchoir.comor
music@connecticutchamberchoir.com

Visit Our Website: www.connecticutchamberchoir.com

Connecticut Chamber Choir

Constance Chase, Director
Jeffrey Wood, Accompanist

Connecticut Chamber Choir is a select local choir based in Trumbull, Connecticut which performs a wide range of classical and contemporary choral works. Its current membership comes from Fairfield and New Haven counties, and concerts are usually held in Trumbull.

We had a change in the directorship of CCC at the end of the 2007/2008 season, and bade a fond farewell to our founder Richard Erickson who has led the choir for the last 30 years. Mr. Erickson has taken a very well deserved retirement and we all wish him well and thank him for for his great efforts and support of CCC over the many years he was involved with it.

The choir will continue with its popular concerts and we are very pleased to welcome Constance Chase as our new director. Ms. Chase has been involved is many aspects in choral work and brings with her significant experience and talent to CCC.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm
Call 888-927-2933 to schedule an audition
Singers are welcome to join in September and January

Location: South Britain Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
693 South Britain Road,
South Britain, CT

Contact us to schedule an appointment for an audition.

Contact Information

Connecticut Choral Society
P.O. Box 42
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (888) 927-2933

Email: ctchoral@comcast.netor
info@ctchoralsociety.org

Visit Our Website: www.ctchoralsociety.org

Connecticut Choral Society

Eric Dale Knapp, Director and Conductor

The Connecticut Choral Society, Inc., established in 1980, is an ensemble of auditioned singers who are joined by their commitment to provide a music resource for Connecticut; to encourage singing and performing choral music of the highest artistic quality; and to stimulate greater appreciation and enjoyment of choral music. We have performed locally in Connecticut, at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Woolsey Hall, Yale University , as well as Canada and Europe and Australia. The group is also noted for its outreach, by providing scholarships to area high school choral students and through our affiliation with community organizations including Toys for Tots, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, New Haven.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: South Britain Congregational Church
Route 172
Southbury, CT
(Exit 14 off I-84)

Contact Information

Tina Heidrich

Phone: (203) 775-2602

Email: info@cmchorale.org

Visit Our Website: www.cmchorale.org

Connecticut Master Chorale

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor

The Connecticut Master Chorale was founded in 1999 by Music Director and Conductor Tina Johns Heidrich with the concept of forming an exceptional group, capable of singing the traditional choral repertoire to the highest standards and able to perform her signature eclectic programming with versatility and enthusiasm. Critics have described us as "firmly established as the leading vocal group in the area" and "simply an outstanding chorus".

In addition to regularly scheduled performances, our other accomplishments include a Christmas Concert at the White House, a U.S. premiere performance at Lincoln Center, three Carnegie Hall concerts, as well as concerts at West Point, Madison Square Garden, and with the Ridgefield Symphony - all by invitation. We won the annual McDonald’s Gospelfest Competition three years in a row and have appeared on ABC TV.

Our recordings are frequently heard on WMNR Fine Arts Radio in Connecticut and New York. And most recently on WJMJ in Hartford.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Sacred Heart Church Community Hall
116 Grove St.
Torrington, CT

Contact Information

Mary Rolfe, President

Email: marygeorgerolfe@aol.com

Connecticut Yankee Chorale

Amelia Nagoski, Director

The Connecticut Yankee Chorale was founded in 1984 to bring the joy of vocal music to the region and to provide opportunities for singers and audiences to expand their musical horizons. The Chorale consists of about 35 male and female voices, and although some are highly trained, the only requirement for membership is the desire to learn and perform music. Diverse choral music selections are performed at a winter and a spring concert, and the Chorale also presents traditional holiday favorites at the Torrington Historical Society in December. Concerts often feature guest musicians and proceeds benefit community organizations as well as a college scholarship for talented high school seniors intending to pursue a career in music. An annual membership fee of $60 includes sheet music. Rehearsals for each of the two concerts begin the second week of September and the second week of January. All who love to sing are welcome.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Marian Anderson Recital Hall,
Danbury Music Center
256 Main Street
Danbury

Contact Information

Nancy Sudik

Phone: (203) 748-1716

Email: dmc1935@snet.net

Visit Our Website: www.danbury.org/MusicCtr

Danbury Concert Chorus

Richard Price, Director

The Danbury Concert Chorus is an organization for adult singers, and it performs choral masterworks of various styles and historical periods. Rehearsals emphasize reading and studying these works. In addition to other concerts, the chorus performs Messiah with a chamber orchestra each December. Experienced singers are welcome and no auditions are required.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Wed. @ 6pm-8:30p.m. & Mon. @7pm-8:30 p.m.

Location: FairfieldWoods MS

Contact Information

Barbara Braunner, Gen'l. Mgr.
P.O. Box 110588
Trumbull, Ct 06611

Visit Our Website: singfccc.org

Fairfield County Children's Choir, Inc.

Jon Noyes, Artistic Director

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC) is a community-based choral program made up of 300 children in grades four through twelve from communities in and around Fairfield County, Connecticut. The FCCC was founded in 1995 to provide children the opportunity to participate in a musical experience which is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable. The FCCC program provides instruction in vocal technique, choral technique, music literacy and the appreciation of music through the practice and performance of great choral repertoire.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Monday, 7:30-10:00 pm

Location: Norwalk Concert Hall
Mary McCarthy Room
125 East Ave.
Norwalk

Auditions are held in early September.
Contact the chorale office at 203.254.1333 for more information.

Contact Information

John Parkinson
Executive Director

Phone: (203) 254-1333

Email: fairfieldcountyc@aol.com

Visit Our Website: www.fairfieldcountychorale.org

Fairfield County Chorale

Johannes Somary, Director

The Fairfield County Chorale began informally in 1963, and was incorporated as a nonprofit musical organization in 1965. This year marks our 48th season. Our mission is to perform a broad range of choral music for the benefit of the community, and to champion the appreciation of excellence in choral literature. The music we have performed spans the best selections, from Bach, Haydn, and Mozart to Stravinsky and Britten. We strive for authenticity and to perform our music in the manner the composers intended. We have presented more than 150 choral works through our history, with more than 1,200 singers participating over the years.

The year 2000 marked the return of the Chorale to Carnegie Hall. The Chorale has also appeared in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as well as performing in conjunction with the Connecticut Early Music Festival and the Waterloo (NJ) Festival. We also have a long and active history of international performances.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Sunday, 7 -9 PM

Location: Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation
55 Bushy Hill Rd., Simsbury

Contact Information

Ellen G. Voth: egvoth@snet.net
Warren Gedstad: wgedstad@comcast.net

Visit Our Website: farmingtonvalleychorale.org

Farmington Valley Chorale

Artistic Director: Ellen Gilson Voth
Accompanist and Organist: Bridget de Moura Castro

We are a singing group of more than 80 men and women, including students, committed to bringing quality choral music to our local area. We present two concerts each season with a professional orchestra and soloists. As part of our community outreach program, we also perform concert selections for residents of local nursing homes and hold “sings-ins” during community celebrations. No auditions are required - only a love of music and the desire to sing with others who share a passion for performing the classical choral music repertoire.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.,

Fall Season is Sept.-Dec. &
Spring Season is Jan.-May.

please check our website www.glastonburychorus.org for the most up to date info. Or, or FB page!

Location: Either Gideon Welles Middle School or Smith Middle School; again, the latest info will be at our own website

Contact Information

Joanna Rapoza, Secretary

Email: rangeleymoose@sbcglobal.net

Visit Our Website: www.glastonburychorus.org

Glastonbury Chorus

Greg Colossale, Artistic/Musical Director
Alan Dougherty, Accompanist and Associate musical director

The Glastonbury Chorus is a four part (SATB) group of men and women which began its journey of song in 1985. We are a non-profit organization that serves our community with music.

We offer two concerts a year and also perform at area nursing homes and community events. While membership does not require an audition, we pride ourselves on high quality and enjoyable musical performances. These are a reflection of our love of music and our dedicated efforts throughout each concert season.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Auditions: by arrangement at beginning of each concert cycle; Tuesday, 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Location: Zion Lutheran Church
183 William Street
Portland, CT 06480

Contact Information

Nancy Kelly, Managing Director

Phone: 860-316-4854

Email: nancy.kelly@gmchorale.orgor
info@gmchorale.org

Visit Our Website: www.gmchorale.org

Greater Middletown Chorale

Joseph D'Eugenio, Artistic Director
Allan Conway, Accompanist

G M Chorale is acclaimed for its innovative symphonic choral presentations. Under the inspired leadership of Joseph D?Eugenio, Artistic Director, G M Chorale performs beloved masterworks and newly commissioned masterpieces on a global scale.

Established in 1977 as a community chorus in Middletown, CT, the Chorale has evolved to become one of New England?s most engaging choirs.

As much as 80 voices strong, the Chorale features professional and volunteer singers from across the region. All of our singers have passed an audition to become members of G M Chorale, or one of the chamber ensembles.

G M Chorale boasts a long-standing relationship with Hartford Symphony and more recently, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

GMC's Artistic Director, Joseph D?Eugenio is a concert pianist graduating from Hartt School of Music, and further completing his graduate studies in conducting at the University of Connecticut. He has conducted hundreds of choral and orchestral performances around the world.

G M Chorale tours and performs in other countries bringing international recognition to Middletown, Connecticut and New England.

A major emphasis of the organization is the power of music to positively impact social justice. Throughout history music has made pronounced and lasting change for the betterment of the human condition. G M Chorale is committed to continuing this partnership between those in need, composers, musicians and audience.

G M Chorale offers frequent opportunities for singers of all levels to improve their craft through Musicianship Workshops and Choral Camps, open to the greater community.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Thursday, 7:30-10:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church
704 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT

Contact Information

Katherine McManus

Phone: 203-303-4642

Email: info@gnhcc.org

Visit Our Website: www.gnhcc.org

Greater New Haven Community Chorus

Noah Blocker-Glynn, Artistic Director

The Greater New Haven Community Chorus is a non-auditioned, four part (SATB) chorus with a membership over 100 voices. Our singers have very diverse backgrounds—ranging from those who are highly skilled to those who have never sung in a chorus before. GNHCC provides a very welcoming and supportive atmosphere for everyone. A strong commitment to performance excellence is expected and there are opportunities for small ensemble work and solos by audition, including the auditioned GNHCC Chamber Choir. Participation each semester in a one day retreat is encouraged to help build choral skills and to provide an opportunity to socialize with other members of the chorus. Chorus members are also encouraged to share individual skills with the GNHCC to help fulfill its mission.

To join GNHCC, prospective members are invited to attend two rehearsals as guests before joining. This provides an opportunity for interested singers to meet the chorus and to see if GNHCC provides the atmosphere that they are looking for. The enrollment period for new members is the first three weeks of each semester. Singers who miss the enrollment period and wish to join mid-semester must speak directly with the Artistic Director.

Registration fees are $50.00 per person per semester ($75.00 for couple of same household). Fees are collected at the beginning of each semester and are non-refundable. Member registration fees must be paid within three weeks of the start of the semester and may be paid by cash, check, or PayPal.

Our season consists of 2 semesters, Fall and Spring. We perform two major concerts each year: a Winter Concert in December, and a Spring Concert in late May or early June. In addition, various ‘Preview Concerts’ and community performances are frequently scheduled prior to our major concerts.
Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 10:00 at First Presbyterian Church, at 704 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. As part of the rehearsal process, an all-chorus retreat is held once each semester. Typically the retreat takes place on a Saturday—specific details are announced prior to the scheduled retreat.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tues, 7:45-10 pm and
every other Sat, 9:30-11:45 am

Location: First Congregational Church
Old Greenwich

Auditions are held in early September and early January.
Contact Edie King at 203-698-1849 or fortitude_44@hotmail.com for more information.

Contact Information

Ellen Slemp
General Manager
Greenwich Choral Society
PO Box 5
Greenwich, CT 06836

Phone: (203) 622-5136

Email: greenwich.choral@verizon.net

Visit Our Website: www.greenwichchoralsociety.org

Greenwich Choral Society

Paul F. Mueller, Music Director

The Greenwich Choral Society is a 125-voice auditioned chorus dedicated to excellence in choral music. Members come from throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. The Greenwich Choral Society was founded in 1925 by 25 singers who wished to promote and encourage the art of choral singing and the love of great music. Today the group performs three or four times annually with professional orchestra and soloists. Every other summer, the group travels to other cities in North America and Europe. This year celebrates the organization's 83rd season and is in its thirteenth year under the leadership of Music Director Paul F. Mueller.

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Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: rehearsals are generally Monday, 7:15 pm
Auditions are held on a regular cycle. For more audition information, send an e-mail to the.hartford.chorale@onecommail.com with the subject line: Audition Information

Location: St. James's Episcopal Church
West Hartford

Contact Information

Hartford Chorale
233 Pearl St., #17
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: (860) 547-1982

Email: the.hartford.chorale@onecommail.com

Visit Our Website: www.hartfordchorale.org

Hartford Chorale

Richard Coffey, Director

The Hartford Chorale, directed by Richard Coffey, is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization, which is currently in its 40th season serves as the primary symphonic chorus for the greater Hartford community. The Chorale provides experienced, talented singers with the opportunity to study and perform at a professional level of musicianship. Through its concerts and collaborations with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and other organizations, the Chorale seeks to reach and inspire the widest possible audience with exceptional performances of a broad range of choral literature, including renowned choral masterpieces.

Formed in 1972 as an independent organization, the Hartford Chorale is a primarily volunteer chorus of 180 men and women selected by annual competitive audition. Singers come from throughout Connecticut with a few from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Currently, there are eight professional Vocal Section Leaders. While the primary audience served is the Greater Hartford area, the Chorale has performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City; in Providence, Rhode Island; Worcester, Massachusetts; and in Storrs and New Haven, Connecticut. The Chorale has also performed in Beijing Qingdao and Shanghai, China, as well as in several European countries.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Monday, 7 pm - 10 pm

Location: Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06105

Contact Information

Robert Reader, Exec. Dir.

Phone: 860.520,7263

Email: execdirector@hartfordgaymenschorus.org

Visit Our Website: www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org

Hartford Gay Men's Chorus, Inc.

Artistic Director. J. D. Bauer
Executive Director, Robert Reader

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Monday, 7:30-10 pm beginning in May

Location: The Music Shed
Stoeckel Estate
Norfolk, CT

Rehearsals take play May through mid-July only.

Contact Information

Jonathan F.Babbitt
(401) 682-1630 or
(401) 261-0691

Jeannine Broomhall
(860) 868-0739

Martha Babbitt
(860) 567-8306

Email: jbroomhall@sbcglobal.netor
safe@bcn.net

Visit Our Website: www.lccu-us.org

Litchfield County Choral Union

Jonathan F. Babbitt, Director

The Litchfield County Choral Union is a chorus that averages around 90 singers. Founded in 1899, it is a non-auditioned group that performs major choral works each summer at the Music Shed on the Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk, CT. The Litchfield County Choral Union also has a singers workshop in March with a varied repertoire. Rehearsals are every Monday evening 7:30 - 10pm at the Music Shed beginning the first week in May.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Monday, 7:30-10 pm

Location: Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester

Contact Information

Keith Lindstrom

Phone: (860) 646-0057

Email: MusicSix@cox.net

Visit Our Website: www.msoc.org

Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

Joseph Hodge, Orchestra Director
Kevin L. Mack, Chorale Director

The mission of the Manchester Symphony and Chorale (MSOC) is to:

1) promote the performance of quality orchestral and choral music on a non-profit basis;

2) enhance the enjoyment and enrichment of its members;

3) contribute to the furtherance of the performing arts in the community; and

4) serve as an educational force in the Town of Manchester and surrounding areas, especially for young instrumentalists and singers.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:30-10 pm

Location: Staples High School
Westport, CT

Contact Information

MCC
P.O. Box 150
Fairfield, Connecticut
06824-0150

Phone: (800) 663-9018

Email: director@mendelssohnchoir.com

Visit Our Website: www.mendelssohnchoir.com

Mendelssohn Choir of CT

Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M., Director

The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut (MCC) is dedicated to the development of an appreciation of choral music through the presentation of public concerts and performances. MCC is known for its versatility of repertoire, including oratorio, symphonic, opera, Broadway and music of diversity.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 pm

Location: Church of Holy Trinity,
Main Street
Middletown

Contact Information

Barbara M. Arafeh

Phone: (860) 347-4887

Middletuners

Barbara M. Arafeh, Director

Open to all singers over 55 who are interested in singing choral music. Concerts are sung for guests at retirement homes, assisted living facilities, service organizations and other interested venues.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Location: First Lutheran Church of the Reformation
77 Franklin Square
New Britain

Contact Information

Nancy Gentry

New Britain Chorale
P.O. Box 902
New Britain, CT 06050

Phone: (860) 229-2927

Email: gentleroc@sbcglobal.net

New Britain Chorale

Adrian Mackiewicz, Artistic Director

The New Britain Chorale is a community choir under the auspices of NEWBRACC (New Britain Area Council of Churches). We have been in existence for over twenty years. We are a faith-based choral group that is open to those who wish to sing sacred music. No church affiliation, however, is needed to become a member or sing with us. We offer one concert each year free to the public. That concert is generally in March or April, with rehearsals beginning in early January. Some sectional rehearsal time is provided. For our concert, we wear choir robes from the various churches represented by our members. Robes are supplied for those not affiliated with a church choir. Each December, a group of members sing in a Christmas concert at Central Connecticut State University. Other singing opportunities are also available but vary each year.

Members are expected to pay for their music (usually $10-$15) and there is a $45 membership fee. (There is a price break for the second singer when two singers come from the same family.) We take a break during our rehearsal time for refreshment and social interaction. We value our time together, not only as singers but as friends.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Monday, 7:30 to 10:00 PM

Location: Educational Center for the Arts (ECA)
55 Audubon Street
New Haven

Contact Information

Ann Levison
Business Manager
(203) 776-SONG

Phone: (203) 776-7664

Visit Our Website: www.NewHavenChorale.org

New Haven Chorale

Edward Bolkovac, Music Director

The New Haven Chorale is a community of vocal musicians united by their passion for choral music and their commitment to personal musical growth. Since 1950 the Chorale has been dedicated to bringing the highest quality choral music to Greater New Haven. The Chorale regularly collaborates with other musicians including the New Haven Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Yale Camerata, and the Heritage Chorale. The Chorale's Student Singer Program offers talented high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to rehearse and perform as full members, covering all member costs.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Wednesday, 8-10 PM

Location: The Church of the Redeemer,
Corner of Whitney Ave.
and Cold Spring St.
New Haven

Contact Information

Mary Clark
President

Phone: 2032484416
or
2032484416

Email: nhctchoir@gmail.comor
info@nhoratorio.org

Visit Our Website: www.nhoratorio.org

New Haven Oratorio Choir

Daniel Shaw, Artistic Director
Alexis Zingale, Rehearsal Accompanist

The New Haven Oratorio Choir (NHOC), a chamber choir of approximately twenty-five singers, performs mostly sacred choral music from the Renaissance through today. The ensemble has presented choral masterworks by major figures, such as J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as worthy pieces by more obscure composers, such as Jan Dismas Zelenka and Flor Peeters. NHOC also commissions new works by rising contemporary composers.

Under the artistic leadership of Daniel Shaw, NHOC gives special attention to intimate style and performance practice. NHOC presents a distinctive repertoire in a way that allows performers and audiences alike to experience the music according to the stylistic intentions and expectations of the composers. In rehearsal and in concert, NHOC invites participants into the musical world of another time.

NHOC presents at least two concerts per year, one in the fall and another in the spring. The ensemble has also performed at special events and festivals, such as the Music Mountain Summer Music Festival.

In May 2013 we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary with a concert featuring the Durufle Requiem and a variety of favorite works from our last five decades.

To schedule an audition, contact Gretchen Pritchard, Membership Coordinator, membership@nhoratorio.org

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Monday, 7:00 PM

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Camp St.
Bristol

Contact Information

Peter Peluso
32 Pequot Road
Plainville, CT 06062

Phone: (860) 747-8512

Email: peterpianotuning@sbcglobal.net

Visit Our Website: www.pcsmusic.org

Plainville Choral Society

Peter Peluso, Artistic Director

We are a chorus that was founded in 1970. We are made up of people from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. There are three performances a year: a holiday concert in December, a concert in March and a full length Broadway show in May. We also perform in the community as well as in surrounding towns. To date, four original choral compositions have been commissioned by the group and premiere performances given. There are two scholarships given each year to college music students. In addition to the adult group, there is a youth theater that does a production in the summer.

Music from all periods and styles are performed. Anything from Mozart's requiem to 1950's Do wop.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: East Ridge Middle School
10 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT

Contact Information

Blandine Lewine, President
Charlotte Smith, Vice President
Beverly Painter, Secretary
Laurie Bradbury, Treasurer

Phone: 1-877-815-5635

Email: info@ridgefieldchorale.org

Visit Our Website: www.ridgefieldchorale.org

Ridgefield Chorale

Daniela Sikora, Artistic Director

The Ridgefield Chorale, a popular music singing group whose 80+ members hail from Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York, is known for its vocal excellence. With a unique repertoire that ranges from Broadway to movie scores, from swing and Latin rhythms to contemporary gospel and spirituals, the Chorale delivers two major concerts a year and performs at many community events.

Critically-acclaimed music educator, soloist and composer, Artistic Director Daniela Sikora, conducts masterful performances. She helps all singers achieve success through expert instruction, which includes practice MP3s specific to each voice part. An important goal for the Chorale is to provide a positive artistic learning experience for each member as well as an enriching musical event for our audiences.

While no auditions are necessary to join the Chorale, many of the singers are seasoned musicians; others just love to sing, and everyone derives enormous pleasure performing. Members benefit from Artistic Director Daniela Sikora’s inspiring rehearsals and extraordinary talents as a music educator. Perhaps most importantly, everyone has fun!

Check us out on FACEBOOK!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ridgefield-Chorale/391769121489

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Wednesday, 7:15-9:30 pm
(Sept.-Nov. and Jan.-May)

Location: Polson Middle School
Madison

Contact Information

Rebecca Rastetter
Shoreline Community Chorale
P.O. Box 57
Madison, CT 06443

Phone: 203-533-5814
or
203-980-8639

Email: info@shorelinechorale.orgor
rebeccarastetter@comcast.net

Visit Our Website: www.ShorelineChorale.org

Shoreline Community Chorale

Rachael Allen, Director

The Shoreline Community Chorale celebrated its 30th Anniversary season in 2011. The group performs a variety of styles. Concerts are typically held in the Madison/Clinton area. The Chorale provides Christmas caroling at local shopping areas and for Town of Madison events. The Shoreliners is a barbershop-style quartet which entertains at local retirement villages.

Membership is open to all persons age 16 or older, regardless of level of musical experience. While member's backgrounds vary, the Chorale's only requirements are a sincere love of singing and a willingness to commit to regular attendance at rehearsals. Most of our members are located on the Connecticut Shoreline region, from Old Saybrook to Branford. We invite you to join us!

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Plantsville Congregational Church
109 Church St.
Plantsville

Contact Information

Liz Douglas

Phone: (860) 621-2837

Southington Festival Chorale

Joseph Geyer, Director
Miguel Campinho, Accompanist

The Southington Festival Chorale has been in existence since 1977. Rehearsals begin in September for our Christmas concert, which is the 1st Sunday in December. Rehearsals resume in January for our Spring concert , which is the 1st Sunday in May. We perform a wide variety of music. Members of SFC come from Southington and several surrounding communities. There are no auditions. Dues are $25.00 for the Fall and/or Spring season. Your only commitment need be to attend rehearsals, and your love of singing and sharing the joy of music with others.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Mon., 7:15-9:30 pm

Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church
305 St. Ronan Street
New Haven

Contact Information

Mike Grappone, President
Jerry Clupper, Secretary

Phone: 203-324-0809
or
203-215-1584

Email: ugcinfo@universitygleeclub.org

Visit Our Website: www.universitygleeclub.org

University Glee Club of New Haven

Lars Gjerde, Director

All-male chorus based in New Haven that gives several performances per year including Christmas and Spring. Repertoire includes college songs, ballads, spirituals, classical pieces, holiday favorites, Broadway show tunes, patriotic music and folk songs. Established in 1924, considered one of the oldest independent glee clubs in the country.

Lars Gjerde joined us in 2011 as the current director. Originally from Aure, Norway, he holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Augustana College and the Edvard Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen, Norway. He is currently a doctoral candidate in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music. Since 2010, Lars has been Director of Music at Bethesda Lutheran Church in New Haven. We are extremely pleased to have Lars as our new director.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Rd
Vernon, CT 06066

Contact Information

The Vernon Chorale, Inc.
P.O. Box 664
Vernon, CT 06066

Email: info@vernonchorale.org

Visit Our Website: www.vernonchorale.org

Vernon Chorale

Ehren Brown, Artistic Director

The Vernon Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Ehren Brown, is a choir based in Vernon, Connecticut, with the mission of providing the highest quality choral music to the Greater Hartford area.

The Vernon Chorale presents high-quality choral concerts three times a year, drawing its members from Greater Hartford's community of trained musicians. Our programming covers a broad range of choral music from composers of the Renaissance to newly commissioned works. Recently performed works include Vivaldi's Gloria, Susa's Carols and Lullabies, Mozart's Spatzenmesse, K.220, Martin's Mass for Double Choir, and Howells' Requiem. In October 2008, the ensemble performed at the fall conference of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association at Central Connecticut State University.

Established in 1980, the Vernon Chorale offers residents of Vernon and the greater Tri-Town area an opportunity to participate in a community chorus that prepares and performs a wide variety of choral music. In 2002, the chorale became officially incorporated, and is now a not-for-profit organization with bylaws, a mission statement, and a Board of Directors.

The Vernon Chorale's principal mission is to provide a forum for members to learn and refine choral singing skills and to educate audiences through the presentation of concerts of choral music, sacred and secular.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Lyman Hall High School Choral Room
70 Pond Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT

Contact Information

Eileen Lettick, President

Phone: 203-269-6218

Email: eileenlettick@gmail.comor
wallingfordchorus@gmail.com

Visit Our Website: www.wallingfordchorus.org

Wallingford Chorus

Matthew Campisi, Artistic Director
Sandra Antonelli, Accompanist

Wallingford Chorus, under the direction of Artistic Director Matthew Campisi, is located in Wallingford, Connecticut. Founded in 1970 as part of the Town of Wallingford's tercentenary celebration, Wallingford Chorus' mission for four decades has been to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of choral music in Central Connecticut.

The Chorus is made up of male and female singers from Wallingford and surrounding towns who are willing to commit to weekly rehearsals during the school year. The chorus performs two concerts a year--one in December and one in May. It participates in the town's annual Wallingford Celebration of the Season and Holiday Stroll.

We welcome new members at the beginning of each semester as well as High School Interns interested in developing their choral abilities. Our semesters begin in September and January. While there are no formal auditions, our director will meet with new members to determine appropriate section placement. All members are encouraged to contribute to the well being of the chorus through fundraising activities, committee work, or serving on the Executive Board. Dues are $40 per semester or $75 annually. High School students pay a refundable $20 deposit on music.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: Yes

Day & Time: Monday, 7:00 P.M.

Location: United Methodist Church of Watertown

Contact Information

Co-Presidents
Carl Riccio, Carol Palmer

The Waterbury Chorale
P.O. Box 36
Middlebury, CT 06762

Phone: 203-565-8712 or 203-266-6511

Email: info@waterburychorale.org

Visit Our Website: www.waterburychorale.org

Waterbury Chorale

Joseph Jacovino, Jr., Artistic Director

The Waterbury Chorale has been bringing outstanding choral music to the Greater Waterbury area for the past 45 years. The Chorale is open to people with experience in choral singing. All ages are welcome, from high school on up. We are committed to excellence in the performance of masterworks, as well as varied programs from other cultures and periods. Our musical director, Joseph Jacovino, Jr., is well known throughout Waterbury as a talented musician who also composes some of the works that the group performs.

The Chorale is best known for its Christmas production of 'Christmas at the Palace' at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Connecticut. Spring concerts are performed in various venues throughout Waterbury and surrounding towns.

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Rehearsal Information

Auditions: No

Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Chorale; 9-10 Camerata
2012-2013 Open Rehearsals : September and January, first two rehearsals.
No auditions for Chorale. Camerata by audition

Location: Bristow Middle School
Choral Room
34 Highland St.
West Hartford,06119

Contact Information

President
Karen Bachman


Artistic Director
Dr.Ethan Nash

Treasurer
Jane Comerford

Phone: 860-233-1974

Email: info@whwchorale.orgor
jbach28@aol.com

Visit Our Website: www.whwchorale.org

West Hartford Women's Chorale

Dr. Ethan Nash, Music Director
Barbara Robbins, Accompanist

The West Hartford Women's Chorale (WHWC) is a non-audition ensemble of female singers who perform classical, jazz and popular choral music.

Its mission is to provide a fun, challenging opportunity for artistic growth regardless of prior vocal music training or experience, for all women who share the love of singing. WHWC seeks to provide continuing vocal music education in our community through performances and collaborations with other musical organizations. WHWC supports music education through contributions to a WHPS young musicians program and an annual post high school scholarship.

Founded in 2004, the WHWC is led by board president Karen Bachman and avolunteer board who assist the music director.

Membership for one year in the Chorale begins with open rehearsals for interested singers, held the first two rehearsals in Sept. and Jan. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7-9 PM at Bristow Middle School, 34 Highland St. West Hartford, CT.

WHWC performs winter and spring concerts each year. The chorale also books performances for the community including the Wadsworth Atheneum's Festival of Trees in December and Celebrate! West Hartford in June.

A smaller ensemble, Camerata, is an auditioned choir meant to complement the performances of the chorale by presenting music suited to a smaller vocal ensemble. Membership in WHWC is a requirement for all voices in Camerata.

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