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Just one week remains to subscribe to CONCORA's thrilling 2017-2018 concert season: CONCORA Sings the Great Choral Masterworks. Scroll down for details, links, and more information. We hope to see you at every concert!
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In the 2017-2018 season, CONCORA celebrates timeless masterworks of the choral art, with fresh interpretations of music that many consider the greatest examples of the genre, including the Requiems of Brahms and Mozart and Bach’s monumental Saint Matthew Passion, all under the direction of Artistic Director Chris Shepard.

Please join us for a season-long journey of delight and re-discovery as CONCORA presents these choral classics as you've never heard them before ... you'll fall in love with this beautiful music all over again. Don't wait to reserve your seats for this very special concert series!
Season Subscriptions Offer Best Prices and Guaranteed Seats at Every Concert
Season subscriptions offer the best per-ticket prices of the season (up to 25% savings over individual tickets), and guarantee that you will have the seats you prefer at every concert described below, especially those that sell out quickly. Subscriptions are available for preferred seating, adult general admission, senior general admission, and (for the first time this season) student tickets. Subscriptions are available through October 15.

Single tickets are also on sale now and throughout the season for individual tickets for all five CONCORA season concerts.
Brahms
Requiem and Nänie

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM
South Church
New Britain, CT
CONCORA Sings Extraordinary Choral Masterworks
with Guest Choirs from Litchfield, Bristol, and Ledyard High Schools
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
West Hartford, CT

 Click here for event & ticket information at CONCORA's website.
 
Masses
Ancient and Modern

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4:00PM
Trinity College Chapel
Hartford, CT

Snow date: Monday, February 12, 7:30PM
Bach
Saint Matthew Passion

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 4:00PM
Immanuel Congregational Church
Hartford, CT
Mozart
Requiem

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00PM
St James's Episcopal Church
West Hartford, CT
About the Masterworks Season
Theme and Imagery

Perhaps you noticed that the designs for this season's concerts incorporate beautifully crafted metalwork, much of it ancient, all of it remarkable for its beauty and longevity. In a note on CONCORA's website, Artistic Director Chris Shepard offers a brief overview of CONCORA's 2017-2018 Masterworks season and comments on how these images of enduring metalwork complement his artistic vision for the season. Three of the choral masterworks, says Chris, "stand out like great iron gates: Brahms’ German Requiem, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, and Mozart’s Requiem."
 
It was this idea of an iron gate or portal that influenced the choice of image for the entire Masterworks season; it's the beautiful wrought-iron gate shown at the top of this newsletter, on the cover of our season brochure, in various iterations on CONCORA's website and social media portals, and at left in its original photo.

This is the magisterial, meters-high wrought iron choir screen in Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux), in Normandy, France. In this image, you can see the entire magnificent structure, with daylight pouring in through the clerestory windows above. The photo was taken from the apse behind the chancel.

As the season unfolds, we'll share more about the metalwork images associated with each event. The wrought-metal objects range from the commonplace to the sublime, but like the beautiful choral music that CONCORA will share with you this season, all are skillfully crafted and enduringly beautiful.
All photos © GraceNotes. All rights reserved.
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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.