Join us for these exciting concerts!
October 22 - CONCORA performs with the HSO Pops!
November 12 - CONCORA and six of Connecticut's finest high school choirs perform music inspired by William Shakespeare

Read on for details about these concerts -- and more CONCORA news!
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CONCORA is ready for some fun!
CONCORA is delighted to join the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 22, 2016, for a performance of the 2016 Emmy Award-winning Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. The program explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling, and its importance in the filmmaking process. Composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton have created a unique concert experience, blending music and visuals to celebrate their three decades-long partnership. This live concert features Danny Elfman’s celebrated film scores brought to life on stage by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and CONCORA, enhanced by the stunning visuals of Tim Burton’s original sketches, drawings, story boards, and film clips rendered in exquisite detail on the big screen. Featuring music from Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, and more – plus, in the HSO's words, "the superb CONCORA choir!"
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:30 pm, Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell, Hartford
Tickets are on sale now via the HSO at or 860.987.5900
CONCORA in rehearsal with Artistic Director Chris Shepard
In November, CONCORA invites six of Connecticut's best high school choirs (and their directors) to join CONCORA for rehearsals and a concert of choral music. This "Extraordinary Concert" features music based on texts of, or inspired by, William Shakespeare and marks the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. Continuing a long CONCORA tradition, this lively, inspiring event offers young singers an opportunity to sing and rehearse with CONCORA's professional vocalists. New this year: Each of the high school choir directors will take a solo turn to conduct CONCORA in rehearsals and in the concert. It will be extraordinary!
Extraordinary Shakespeare
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 PM
St Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Tickets go on sale October 15 at

Keep CONCORA Singing!
Did you receive a letter from CONCORA singer Cynthia Mellon? Cynthia, who is also CONCORA's VP for Development and Fundraising, is leading our annual appeal, during which we invite you to be part of CONCORA's future. Cynthia wrote, "Your generous support affirms the value you place on professional choral music in our community. Every gift, large or small, helps to ensure that CONCORA's song will be lifted up and enjoyed for years to come." Please take a few minutes to consider what CONCORA means to you, and respond as generously as you can. Thank you! Your gift makes a real difference.


Not really. But members of our audience often ask us, “Where’s the best place for dinner or drinks near your concert venue?” That’s because our afternoon concerts end around 6:00 PM, and our evening concerts begin at 7:30 PM, offering two great opportunities for restaurateurs to appeal to hungry, thirsty people who seek out creativity and good taste. Consider arranging for an advertisement or program insert with a special offer from your restaurant to appeal to members of CONCORA’s pre- and post-concert audiences.

CONCORA welcomes advertising from businesses, performing arts organizations, nonprofits, church music series, and others who wish to share their message with hundreds of smart, engaged, discerning consumers. Contact Sarah Johnston at for more information. And ask about our loyalty discounts and other ways that we say "Thank you for supporting CONCORA!" Please note that all ad orders and final ad copy must be received by October 31 for inclusion in the program for CONCORA's first concert on November 12.

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