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Join CONCORA and friends at this fun, festive event to support choral music in our community. All proceeds benefit CONCORA's artistic, educational, and outreach programs.

Tickets will be on sale until midnight on April 10, 2018. Reservations are required.
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CONCORA Media Contact: Sarah Hager Johnston
EMAIL: media@concora.org
PHONE: 860-676-2228
WEB: www.concora.org
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/concorasings
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ConnecticutChoralArtists/
ADDRESS: CONCORA, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
 

“You're in Luck!” Local arts nonprofit CONCORA hosts good-luck-themed party on Friday, April 13
 

Join CONCORA and friends at this fun, festive event to support choral music in our community. All proceeds benefit CONCORA's artistic, educational, and outreach programs.
 
HARTFORD AND NEW BRITAIN, CONN. (April 3, 2018) — Arts lovers are advised to cast their superstitions aside to join CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) on Friday, April 13th for an enchanted evening of music, dancing, fine food, cocktails, and live and silent auctions!
 
The evening is hosted by CONCORA personalities Jermaine Woodard Jr. and Cynthia Mellon, who will be joined by DJ Mark Castillo, with live entertainment provided by members of CONCORA and nationally-known musical theater performer Thomas Craig Buckley at the piano.
 
Tickets for this special event are $80 per person and will remain on sale until midnight, April 10, 2018. Ticket includes hors d’oeuvre, dinner, coffee, and dessert. Cash bar.
 
Reservations are required. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youre-in-luck-concoras-gala-fundraiser-tickets-43289893236 or contact the CONCORA office at 860-293-0567 or contact@concora.org.
 
About Thomas Craig Buckley
 
Thomas Craig Buckley is well-known for his versatility both on and off the stage. An actor and music director, his career has taken him throughout the U.S. and Europe. Notable acting credits include Pinocchio (Shrek: The Musical), Mary Sunshine (Chicago), and Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast). Musical direction includes Legally Blonde, Smoke on the Mountain, Jesus Christ Superstar, Avenue Q, Rent, and Violet. In the summer of 2016, he was the musical director for the world premiere of Heathers: The Musical School Edition in partnership with Stagedoor Manor and Samuel French Licensing. 
 
About CONCORA
 
CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists), is the region’s first professional choir. Now in its 44th season, and the second under Artistic Director Chris Shepard, the ensemble enjoys an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England. CONCORA’s mission statement – “to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience” – represents a commitment to the Connecticut community and to artistic excellence, masterful performances, and educational enrichment. More information about CONCORA is available at www.concora.org.
 
EVENT DETAILS
 
WHAT: You’re in LUCK! -- An enchanted evening of music, dancing, fine food, cocktails, and live and silent auctions!
WHEN: Friday, April 13 2018, 6:00 PM-10:00PM
WHERE: The Pond House Café at Elizabeth Park, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Plenty of free, on-site parking is available.
WHO: Entertainment by DJ Mark Castillo and national musical theater performer Thomas Craig Buckley at the piano.
INFO: Tickets $80 per person at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youre-in-luck-concoras-gala-fundraiser-tickets-43289893236. Reservations required. Tickets are on sale until midnight on April 10.
 
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Interviews: For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Sarah Hager Johnston, VP for Marketing and Communications, at media@concora.org or 860-676-2228.
 
Images: Included below are photos of Thomas Craig Buckley, Cynthia Mellon, and Jermaine Woodard Jr.
 
About CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) – CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) holds a unique place as the region’s first professional choir. Now in its 44th season, the ensemble enjoys an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England. Under the direction of Artistic Director Chris Shepard, the ensemble’s versatility is displayed in its wide range of repertoire and in the crafting of select ensembles from among the choir’s roster of singers to produce an extraordinary range of choral color and dynamic range for each program and performance space. CONCORA’s mission statement – “to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience” – represents a commitment to the Connecticut community and to artistic excellence, masterful performances, and educational enrichment. CONCORA’s educational outreach program includes several highly successful projects. CONCORA extends special invitations to other choruses, especially children’s, high school and college ensembles, as a regular part of its concert programming, particularly the “Extraordinary Concerts,” where the ensemble collaborates with select high school choirs. CONCORA’s Summer Festival offers adult singers from the community and select high school and college singers an opportunity to join with CONCORA in rehearsing and performing great choral works. For children, the CONCORA-to-Go quartet presents an interactive, multicultural program, “Around the World in Music,” performed in area elementary schools and public libraries. More information about CONCORA is available at www.concora.org.
 
About CONCORA’s Artistic Director Chris Shepard – Chris Shepard has served as CONCORA’s Artistic Director since 2015, succeeding founder Richard Coffey in that role. He also serves as Music Director of the Worcester Chorus and the Masterwork Chorus of Morristown, New Jersey. With these choirs, Chris has performed a wide range of repertoire, collaborating with a number of major orchestras in venues that include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Radio City Music Hall in New York, as well as the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. A conductor with a particular affinity for the choral music of J.S. Bach, Chris founded the Sydneian Bach Choir in Sydney, Australia, an ensemble that has performed all of Bach’s choral cantatas as well as all of his major choral works. He has taught at the Taft School, Sydney Grammar School and Holy Cross College. A pianist and keyboard continuist, Chris holds degrees from the Hartt School and the Yale School of Music, and the University of Sydney. His PhD dissertation won the American Choral Directors Association’s 2012 Julius Herford Prize for outstanding doctoral thesis in choral music. A fuller bio of Chris Shepard is available at
http://www.concora.org/artistic-leadership.html.
 
CONCORA CONTACTS
 
CONCORA Media Contact: Sarah Hager Johnston
Media inquiries: media@concora.org
Media phone: 860-676-2228
General inquiries: contact@concora.org
Office phone: 860-293-0567
FAX: 860-244-0073
Website: www.concora.org
Twitter: @CONCORASings
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutChoralArtists/
Address: CityArts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103

 
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CONCORA’s 2017-2018 season is made possible through the generous gifts of many individual donors and with the generous support of the following foundations and institutions: 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.

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