CONCORA 2015-2016 Season Tickets Now On Sale!
Join us for a very exciting season, as we welcome our new Artistic Director, Christopher Shepard. Chris has created four concerts that explore four eras of choral music: Renaissance, our annual Bach concert, Romantic and Contemporary.
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- Seniors save $5 off single tickets.
- Students are $10 all the time.
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Special Benefit Concert
A Celebration of Keyboards from J.S. Bach's Time
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30
Trinity Episcopal Church
120 Sigourney Street
ClavierFest is a celebration of keyboard music from the time of J.S. Bach, and features Edward Clark, Christa Rakich, and Stephen Gamboa-Diaz performing on harpsichords, lautenwerk, and clavichord. All proceeds from the concert support CONCORA’s March 20, 2016 performance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. Special guest artists Greig Shearer, baroque flute, and Jennifer Ferrand, soprano.
Our 2015-2016 Season Concerts
The Romantic Choir
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:30
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut
A concert of a cappella works full of unabashedly beautiful music, including motets by 19th-century composers Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Bruckner; Casals’ O Vos Omnes; and a choral version of Edward Elgar’s sublime Nimrod variation set to the Lux Aeterna text.
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00
Snow date: Monday, February 1 at 7:30
Trinity College Chapel
300 Summit Street
We showcase the versatility of our singers by featuring an 18-voice chamber choir in a program of Renaissance music by Byrd, Victoria, Viadana, and Lotti, anchored by Palestrina’s Missa Sine Nomine and Thomas Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah.
J.S. Bach's St John Passion
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4:00
Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street
In this imaginative presentation of Bach’s earliest Passion setting, we highlight the “play within a play” structure of the work by using some of the singers to reenact the crowd scenes while the rest of the choir functions as a Greek chorus, commenting on the action. CONCORA is joined by members of the Hartford Symphony for this masterpiece, one of Bach’s most dramatic and powerful works.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:00
First Church of Christ, Congregational
830 Corbin Avenue
New Britain, Connecticut
A concert affirming CONCORA’s continued commitment to new music, presenting works by composers commissioned by Chris over the years; several works are set to poems from the Harlem Renaissance. Composers include Gwyneth Walker, William Hawley, Ricky Ian Gordon, Michael Conley, Philip Jameson, Paul Moravec and Robert Convery. Come be surprised and delighted.
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