CONCORA continues the Masterworks Season on March 25 with the greatest choral masterwork of them all: Bach's profoundly beautiful Saint Matthew Passion.

Here is information on tickets and parking, along with Chris Shepard's program notes and some behind-the-scenes photos from our most recent rehearsal.

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Reserve tIckets for Sunday's Bach concert ...
Saint Matthew Passion
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 4:00PM

Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street 
 Hartford CT
Reserve tickets soon for this special event. Advance orders are recommended as there is often a line of ticket buyers at the door for CONCORA's annual Bach concert.

You may order tickets 24/7 at CONCORA's secure ticket site, or contact the CONCORA office at or 860-293-0567. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Advance orders are recommended for preferred seating. Single tickets are $15-$65. Group rates are available for general admission adult and senior tickets purchased in advance in groups of 8 or more.
... and review your parking options.
Free, off-street parking is available on the day of the concert 
in the Mark Twain House parking lot (enter at 385 Farmington Ave) and the Woodland Medical Center (19 Woodland Street). Click on the image to open Google maps for 10 Woodland Street, Hartford.
Note: Do not park at the Town & County Club next to the church or at Immanuel House (15 Woodland Street).
Now you can relax and enjoy Chris Shepard's program notes...
The St Matthew Passion’s Many Moving Parts
Chris Shepard, Artistic Director

We've posted Chris Shepard's engaging program essay at CONCORA's website so that you can read at your leisure before the concert:
And then, be with us on March 25 to hear it all come to life.
... and some photos from a recent CONCORA rehearsal at Immanuel Congregational Church, where you can immerse youself in Bach's greatest music on March 25.
As you can see from these photos, Immanuel Congregational Church is a very lovely place. The concert is scheduled for the same time of day - late afternoon - when golden light filters through the graceful windows to illuminate Bach's immortal music. The spirit of music is strong in this place. Please join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Reserve tIckets now to hear CONCORA sing BACH's Saint Matthew Passion on March 25
Did you ever wish that you could have been a friend of J.S. Bach?
It's not too late! Though Bach is no longer with us, he has plenty of friends right here in Connecticut who make sure that we remember him - and his music. For more than twenty years, CONCORA's Friends of Bach has supported CONCORA’s performances of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, including the March 25 presentation of the Saint Matthew Passion. The Friends of Bach welcomes new members at any time - including you. More info HERE.
Yes, I want to be a Friend of Bach!
Join CONCORA for these Upcoming Special Events

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00PM
St James's Episcopal Church
West Hartford, CT
In Memoriam Christine Laird

CONCORA will dedicate the April 29 performance of the Mozart Requiem to the beloved memory of CONCORA singer staff member and friend Christine Laird, who passed away on March 16, 2018.

Read Artistic Director Chris Shepard's lovely tribute to Christine's life and artistry HERE.
You're in Luck!
CONCORA's Gala Fundraiser

Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:00-9:00PM
The Pond House in West Hartford, CT
Tickets are on sale now! Seating is limited, so don't wait to reserve your seats. More info here.
Registration opens in a few days for
CONCORA's 20th
Summer Choral Festival

July 29 through August 4, 2018
Concert: Sunday August 4, 2018, 4PM
All Festival events are held at
Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin, CT
CONCORA's Summer Festival offers adults and select high school and college singers from the community an opportunity to join with CONCORA in rehearsing and performing great choral works.

As 2018 marks the
20th Summer Festival and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, Artistic Director Chris Shepard has chosen a celebratory all-Bernstein program, with selections from West Side Story, Mass, Peter Pan, Candide, and Wonderful Town.

Festival registration will open next week and extend through early May. Information and announcements will be shared through this newsletter, on CONCORA's Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the Summer Festival page at CONCORA's website:

Tickets for the August 4 concert will go on sale in June. Save the date!

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CONCORA’s season is made possible by the generosity of the American Savings Foundation, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, the Andrew J. Sloper Music Fund, the Saunders Foundation, The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Connecticut DECD Office of the Arts, The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the City of New Britain Commission on the Arts, and the Robert C. Vance Foundation, as well as many other foundations and individuals.